Reconnaissance in Sonora: Charles D. Poston's 1854 Exploration of Mexico and the Gadsden Purchase

Reconnaissance in Sonora: Charles D. Poston's 1854 Exploration of Mexico and the Gadsden Purchase

by C. Gilbert Storms

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816531493
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 03/05/2015
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


C. Gilbert Storms taught American literature and writing for twenty-nine years at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He now lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he researches and writes about Arizona history.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 Starting Out in Kentucky 9

Chapter 2 San Francisco and the Customs House 15

Chapter 3 The Government Boarding House 21

Chapter 4 Expansionist Dreams and Private Conquests 34

Chapter 5 Planning the Expedition to Sonora 44

Chapter 6 Navachiste and Sonora 49

Chapter 7 A Port on the Gulf 58

Chapter 8 The Sand Desert 71

Chapter 9 The Gila Trail and Colorado City 80

Chapter 10 Deals and Disappointments 95

Chapter 11 Stories of the Sonoran Expedition 106

Postscript: Poston's Story 115

Appendix: Charles D. Poston, "Reconnoisance in Sonora" 123

Notes 155

Bibliography 177

Index 187

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