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The Resource Juan Bautista de Anza : the King's Governor in New Mexico, Carlos R. Herrera

Juan Bautista de Anza : the King's Governor in New Mexico, Carlos R. Herrera

Label
Juan Bautista de Anza : the King's Governor in New Mexico
Title
Juan Bautista de Anza
Title remainder
the King's Governor in New Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Carlos R. Herrera
Title variation
King's Governor in New Mexico
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Juan Bautista de Anza arrived in Santa Fe at a time when New Mexico, like Spain?s other North American colonies, faced heightened threats from Indians and international rivals. As governor of New Mexico from 1778 to 1788, Anza enacted a series of changes in the colony?s governance that helped preserve it as a Spanish territory and strengthen the larger empire to which it belonged. Although Anza is best known for his travels to California as a young man, this book, the first comprehensive biography of Anza, shows his greater historical importance as a soldier and administrator in the history of North America. Historian Carlos R. Herrera argues that Anza?s formative years in Sonora, Mexico, contributed to his success as a colonial administrator. Having grown up in New Spain?s northern territory, Anza knew the daily challenges that the various ethnic groups encountered in this region of limited resources, and he saw both the advantages and the pitfalls of the region?s strong Franciscan presence. Anza's knowledge of frontier terrains and peoples helped make him a more effective military and political leader. When raiding tribes threatened the colony during his tenure as governor, Anza rode into battle, killing the great Comanche war chief Cuerno Verde in 1779 and later engineering a peace treaty formally concluded in 1786. As the colonial overseer of the imperial policies known as the Bourbon Reforms, he also implemented a series of changes in the colony?s bureaucratic, judicial, and religious institutions. Charged with militarizing New Mexico so that it could contribute to the maintenance of the empire, Anza curtailed the social, political, and economic power the Franciscans had long enjoyed and increased Spain?s authority in the region. By combining administrative history with narrative biography, Herrera shows that Juan Bautista de Anza was more than an explorer. Devoted equally to the Spanish empire and to the North American region he knew intimately, Governor Anza shaped the history of New Mexico at a critical juncture.--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 978.9/02092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F799
LC item number
.H46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Juan Bautista de Anza : the King's Governor in New Mexico, Carlos R. Herrera
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
879329779
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780806146447
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014017089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other control number
40024569773
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)879329779
Label
Juan Bautista de Anza : the King's Governor in New Mexico, Carlos R. Herrera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
879329779
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780806146447
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014017089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other control number
40024569773
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)879329779

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