The Presidio

The Presidio

by Max L. Moorhead
     
 

The Presidio is the first full account of this important aspect of the Spanish dominion in the New World. The author spent many years in the United States, Mexico, and Spain, searching out the sites of the presidios-most of which have now crumbled to dust. In Spain he discovered detailed plans of many of them, which are included in the book.
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The Presidio is the first full account of this important aspect of the Spanish dominion in the New World. The author spent many years in the United States, Mexico, and Spain, searching out the sites of the presidios-most of which have now crumbled to dust. In Spain he discovered detailed plans of many of them, which are included in the book.

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“Max L. Moorhead . . . tells us at the outset that his institutional study of the presidio on New Spain’s northern frontier is meant ‘to define the subject more sharply, to determine more fully its impact on the human environment, and to date the several presidios and fix their locations more precisely than has been done in the past.’ . . . Moorhead does well what he said he would do. He makes the shot. If another measure of good history is its suggestion of further topics, he has scored twice with one book.”—Pacific Historical Review

“Throughout his career Moorhead’s work has been the epitome of historical scholarship; he has set standards for others to reach. Presidio fits this mold. . . . Moorhead has not only a firm grip on his source material but also an incisive understanding of the Spanish mind.”—Journal of American History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806123172
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
06/15/1975
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

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