The Far Southwest, 1846-1912: A Territorial History / Edition 2

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This revision of a classic study long recognized as the most insightful and original account of the territorial period in the American Southwest will be welcomed by all readers of western history. The Far Southwest traces the history of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona from 1846 to 1912. Lamar analyzes the evolution of American political and economic systems to show, in particular, their impact on the racial and ethnic groups already present in the Southwest in 1846. In describing how American government and institutions such as the two-party system, trial by jury, and free schools were established in the Far Southwest, Lamar also puts into perspective both the local territorial history and the relationship between the region and the nation, particularly as regards issues of land tenure and church-state relations.

This revision to the 1966 edition includes a new introduction, substantial additions to the bibliography, and some changes to the text and notes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826322487
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 546
  • Sales rank: 929,670
  • Lexile: 1510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard R. Lamar is Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale and a former president of that university.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition
Acknowledgments for the New Edition
Introduction 1
Map 18
1 New Mexico: Feudal Frontier 21
2 Taos: Port of Entry 33
3 A Conquest by Merchants 51
4 In Hostile Array: Civil Government, 1851-1861 75
5 Civil War, 1861-1869 97
6 The Santa Fe Ring, 1865-1885 121
7 New Mexico Comes of Age, 1880-1900 151
8 Gold and Popular Sovereignty: Jefferson Territory, 1858-1861 179
9 Colorado Territory: Politics and War, 1861-1868 197
10 The Politics of Admission and Development, 1864-1871 219
11 The Centennial State, 1876 237
12 Deseret and Utah, 1847-1858 265
13 Politics, Religion, and War, 1851-1861 285
14 Years of Impasse in Utah, 1858-1878 307
15 Government, Polygamy, and Statehood, 1870-1896 329
16 Arizona: No Man's Land, 1846-1863 361
17 Arizona: Beleaguered Territory, 1861-1874 377
18 Arizona: Politics and Progress, 1877-1900 399
19 The Admission of Arizona and New Mexico to the Union, 1900-1912 423
Bibliographical Essay 439
Index 509
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