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The Resource Spain in the Southwest : a narrative history of colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California, John L. Kessell

Spain in the Southwest : a narrative history of colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California, John L. Kessell

Label
Spain in the Southwest : a narrative history of colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California
Title
Spain in the Southwest
Title remainder
a narrative history of colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California
Statement of responsibility
John L. Kessell
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicling the period of Hispanic activity from the time of Columbus to Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821, Kessell traces the three great swells of Hispanic exploration, encounter, and influence that rolled north form Mexico across the coasts and high deserts of the western borderlands. The first surge, set in motion by Columbus, lasted from the medieval quest of Francisco Vaśquez de Coronado to the failed business ventures of Juan de Onãte and Sebastiań Vizcaińo, from roughly 1540 to 1610. During the second, the 1680s and 1690s, questing and evangelism gave way to imperial defense, as American Indian peoples fought back and the French challenged Spain's exclusiveness west of the Mississippi. By the time of the third wave, from the 1770s to the 1790s, Spanish explorers and reformers sought to reassert and expand Spain's New World empire. Across this sprawling historical landscape, Kessell treats grand themes through the lives of individuals. He explains the frequent cultural clashes and accommodations in remarkably balanced terms. Stereotypes, the author writes, are of no help. Indians could also be arrogant and brutal, and Spaniards caring. If we select the facts to fit preconceived notions, we can make the story come out the way we want, but if the peoples of the colonial Southwest are seen as they really were--more alike than not, and sharing similar inconstant natures--then we need have no favorites -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979/.02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F799
LC item number
.K38 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Spain in the Southwest : a narrative history of colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California, John L. Kessell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [427]-444) and index
Contents
Sons of the sun -- Contact face to face -- A Mestizo captain -- Don Juan's misfortune -- The friars' regime -- In the aftermath of revolt -- Tides of empire -- The inspector general -- Apaches, Comanches, and Frenchmen -- Visions and realities -- Roads without traffic -- "Gardem Espanã" -- Mexico's problem
Control code
47785659
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 462 pages
Isbn
9780806134079
Lccn
2001048070
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, August 2002. Items laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping; 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Spain in the Southwest : a narrative history of colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California, John L. Kessell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [427]-444) and index
Contents
Sons of the sun -- Contact face to face -- A Mestizo captain -- Don Juan's misfortune -- The friars' regime -- In the aftermath of revolt -- Tides of empire -- The inspector general -- Apaches, Comanches, and Frenchmen -- Visions and realities -- Roads without traffic -- "Gardem Espanã" -- Mexico's problem
Control code
47785659
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 462 pages
Isbn
9780806134079
Lccn
2001048070
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, August 2002. Items laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping; 1 notecard listing page marked with post-it note. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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