The Spanish Frontier in North America: The Brief Edition

The Spanish Frontier in North America: The Brief Edition

by David J. Weber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300140681

ISBN-13: 9780300140682

Pub. Date: 03/17/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

This compact synthesis of David J. Weber’s prize-winning history of colonial Spanish North America vividly tells the story of Spain’s three-hundred-year tenure on the continent. From the first Spanish-Indian contact through Spain’s gradual retreat, Weber offers a balanced assessment of the impact of each civilization upon the other.

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This compact synthesis of David J. Weber’s prize-winning history of colonial Spanish North America vividly tells the story of Spain’s three-hundred-year tenure on the continent. From the first Spanish-Indian contact through Spain’s gradual retreat, Weber offers a balanced assessment of the impact of each civilization upon the other.

Praise for the previous edition:

"I cannot imagine a single book giving a more comprehensive and balanced study of Spain's presence in North America."—Louis Kleber, History Today

"For readers seeking to understand the larger meaning of the Spanish heritage in North America, Weber's vivid narrative is a must. This is social and cultural history at its best."—Howard R. Lamar, Yale University

"A superb study."—Choice

"[A] deeply researched and splendidly conceived and written survey."—Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300140682
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Series:
The Lamar Series in Western History
Edition description:
Brief
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
636,962
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Maps....................xi
Spanish Names and Words....................xiii
Introduction....................1
1 Worlds Apart....................13
2 First Encounters....................26
3 Foundations of Empire: Florida and New Mexico....................48
4 Conquistadors of the Spirit....................69
5 Exploitation, Contention, and Rebellion....................90
6 Imperial Rivalry and Strategic Expansion: To Texas, the Gulf Coast, and the High Plains....................109
7 Commercial Rivalry, Stagnation, and the Fortunes of War....................130
8 Indian Raiders and the Reorganization of Frontier Defenses....................153
9 Forging a Transcontinental Empire: New California to the Floridas....................176
10 Improvisations and Retreats: The Empire Lost....................199
11 Frontiers and Frontier Peoples Transformed....................221
12 The Spanish Legacy and the Historical Imagination....................243
For Further Reading....................265
Index....................279

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