The history of New Mexico is the story of three contrasting cultures—Indian, Spanish, and Anglo-American—clashing, coexisting, and blending. Here the Indians of Hawikuh—the first Zuñi pueblo encountered by Coronado’s soldiers—gave battle to the Europeans in 1540. Here also Indians last took a stand against federal troops in 1913. A rich and colorful Spanish tradition, including institutions of family and church, social organizations, and the Spanish language, continues strong a century and a half after the acquisition of the territory by the United States. Anglo-Americans have also made their mark upon the land with public works, highways, and rapidly developing towns and cities.
This history of New Mexico is intended for readers who want a brief, yet comprehensive treatment of the state’s development. Warren A. Beck takes a balanced approach to all the themes in the state’s varied history. He allows the whole story to emerge from the facts—in a concise and readable format.
|Publisher:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Warren A. Beck, Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton, has been widely published in western American history. He is the coauthor of the much-praised Historical Atlas of California and Historical Atlas of New Mexico, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.