Coronado: Knight of Pueblos and Plains

Coronado: Knight of Pueblos and Plains

by Herbert Eugene Bolton, John Kessell

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Herbert Eugene Bolton’s classic of southwestern history, first published in 1949, delivers the epic account of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado’s sixteenth-century entrada to the North American frontier of the Spanish Empire.

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ISBN-13: 9780826337238
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 526
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Herbert Eugene Bolton (1870-1953) was an American historian who pioneered the study of the Spanish-American borderlands and was a prominent authority on Spanish-American history.

Born on July 20, 1870 on a farm between Wilton and Tomah, Wisconsin to Edwin Latham and Rosaline (Cady) Bolton, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1895. Bolton studied under Frederick Jackson Turner from 1896-1897. He was a Harrison Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania from 1897, where he studied American history and received his Ph.D. in 1899. From 1901-1909, Bolton was a history professor at the University of Texas, where he taught medieval and European history. He became interested in the Spanish colonization of the Americas and in summer 1902 began traveling to Mexico in search of historical documents.

He became a professor at the University of California, Berkeley in 1911, where he served as the chair of the history department for 22 years and became the founding director of the renowned Bancroft Library, before retiring in 1944. He was president of the American Historical Association from 1932 and a member of many historical societies, including the Hispanic Society of America and the Philosophical Society of Texas.

Over the course of three decades, Bolton published many works, including Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century (1921), The Spanish Borderlands (1921), Outpost of Empire (1931), Rim of Christendom (1936) and Coronado (1949), for which he received a Bancroft Prize from Columbia University.

Decorated by the King of Spain, government of Italy, and Pope Pius XII in recognition of his historical work, Bolton also received the Sather Professorship in History from the University of California, as well highest honorary degrees from numerous other U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities.

He died of a stroke in Berkeley, California, on January 30, 1953, aged 82.

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