The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction

The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction

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by Linda Gordon
     
 

In 1904, New York nuns brought 40 Irish orphans to a remote Arizona mining camp, to be placed with Mexican-Catholic families. The town's Anglo-Americans, furious at this "interracial" transgression, formed a vigilante squad that kidnapped the children. The church sued but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the vigilantes. Gordon tells the gripping story of this… See more details below

Overview

In 1904, New York nuns brought 40 Irish orphans to a remote Arizona mining camp, to be placed with Mexican-Catholic families. The town's Anglo-Americans, furious at this "interracial" transgression, formed a vigilante squad that kidnapped the children. The church sued but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the vigilantes. Gordon tells the gripping story of this tangled intersection of family and racial values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674005358
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
630,578
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Cast of Principal Characters
  • October 2, 1904, Night, North Clifton, Arizona
  • September 25, 1904: Grand Central Station, New York City
  • 1. King Copper

    October 1, 1904, 6:30 p.m.: Clifton Railroad Station

  • 2. Mexicans Come to the Mines

    October 1, 1904, around 7:30 p.m.: Sacred Heart Church, Clifton

  • 3. The Priest in the Mexican Camp

    October 2, 1904, Afternoon: Morenci Square and Clifton Library Hall

  • 4. The Mexican Mothers and the Mexican Town

    October 2, 1904, Evening: The Hills of Clifton

  • 5. The Anglo Mothers and the Company Town

    October 2, 1904, Night: Clifton Hotel

  • 6. The Strike

    October 3–4, 1904: Clifton Drugstore and Library Hall, Morenci Hotel

  • 7. Vigilantism

    January 1905: Courtroom of the Arizona Territorial Supreme Court, Phoenix

  • 8. Family and Race
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Maps

    • Sonoran Highlands Mining Region in 1903
    • Old Clifton and Morenci



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