Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History. Vol. 1, Indians and Spain. Vol. 2, Mexico and the United States. 2 vols. in one / Edition 4

Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History. Vol. 1, Indians and Spain. Vol. 2, Mexico and the United States. 2 vols. in one / Edition 4

by Paul. Horgan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0819562513

ISBN-13: 9780819562517

Pub. Date: 10/01/1991

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize for History, Great River was hailed as a literary masterpiece and enduring classic when it first appeared in 1954. It is an epic history of four civilizations—Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American—that people the Southwest through ten centuries. With the skill of a novelist, the

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Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize for History, Great River was hailed as a literary masterpiece and enduring classic when it first appeared in 1954. It is an epic history of four civilizations—Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American—that people the Southwest through ten centuries. With the skill of a novelist, the veracity of a scholar, and the love of a long-time resident, Paul Horgan describes the Rio Grande, its role in human history, and the overlapping cultures that have grown up alongside it or entered into conflict over the land it traverses. Now in its fourth revised edition, Great River remains a monumental part of American historical writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819562517
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
1038
Sales rank:
330,759
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Riverscape
Creation
Gazeteer
Cycle
Book One: The Indian Rio Grande
The Ancients
The Cliffs
To the River
The Stuff of Life i. Creation and Prayer ii. Forms iii. Community iv. Dwelling v. Garments vi. Man, Woman and Child vii. Farmer and Hunter viii. Travel and Trade ix. Personality and Death
On the Edge of Change
Book Two: The Spanish Rio Grande
The River of Palms
Rivals
Upland River
The Travelers’ Tales
Destiny and the Future
Faith and Bad Faith
Facing Battle
Battle Piece
The Garrison
Siege
The Eastern Plains
Prophecy and Retreat
Lords and Victims
The River of May
Four Enterprises
Possession
The River Capital
Collective Memory i. Sources ii. Belief iii. The Ocean Masters iv. The King and Father v. Arts vi. Style and Hunger vii. The Swords viii. Soul and Body
Duties
A Dark Day in Winter
The Battle of Acoma
Afterthoughts
Exchange
The Promises
The Desert Fathers
The Two Majestics
The Hungry
“This Miserable Kingdom”
The Terror
Limit of Vision
A Way to the Texas
The Great Captain
Fort. St. John Baptist
Early Towns
Colonial Texas
Mexico Bay
Forgotten Lessons
Hacienda and Village i. Land and House ii. Fashion iii. Family and Work iv. Mischance v. Feast Days vi. Wedding Feast vii. Morality viii. The Saints ix Provincials
The World Intrudes
The Shout
The Broken Grasp of Spain
Appendix A: Sources for Volume one, by chapter
Maps

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