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New Mexico History



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New Mexico: A History

By Joseph P. Sanchez & Arthur R. Gomez

Arthur R Gomez Joseph P Sanchez Robert L Spude
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Since the earliest days of Spanish exploration and settlement, New Mexico has been known for lying off the beaten track. But this new history reminds readers that the world has been beating paths to New Mexico for hundreds of years, via the Camino Real, the Santa Fe Trail, several railroads, Route 66, the interstate highway system, and now the Internet.

This first complete history of New Mexico in more than thirty years begins with the prehistoric cultures of the earliest inhabitants. The authors then trace the state’s growth from the arrival of Spanish explorers and colonizers in the sixteenth century to the centennial of statehood in 2012. Most historians have made the territory’s admission to the Union in 1912 as the starting point for the state’s modernization. As this book shows, however, the transformation from frontier province to modern state began with World War II. The technological advancements of the Atomic Era, spawned during wartime, propelled New Mexico to the forefront of scientific research and pointed it toward the twenty-first century.

The authors discuss the state’s historical and cultural geography, the economics of mining and ranching, irrigation’s crucial role in agriculture, and the impact of Native political activism and tribe-owned gambling casinos. New Mexico: A History will be a vital source for anyone seeking to understand the complex interactions of the indigenous inhabitants, Spanish settlers, immigrants, and their descendants who have created New Mexico and who shape its future.

New Mexico: An Interpretive History

By Marc Simmons

Brand: University of New Mexico Press
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For all who love New Mexico, and for those who aspire to know the state, this book is a graceful and compelling summary of what has made the Land of Enchantment its distinctive self. Originally published in 1977 to commemorate the bicentennial of American Independence, New Mexico is now available for the first time in a quality paperback edition with a new introduction by the author.

In writing this book, Marc Simmons sets out to arrive at an understanding of the state’s character. His is an interpretive, sensitive, individual—even personal—account. He shows that across the centuries the collision and mingling of cultures dominates New Mexico’s history. Out of this complex interplay of human and natural forces he selects his examples of Pueblo life ways, Spanish domination, and Anglo control to make immediate and memorable the state’s rich history.

Offbeat New Mexico: Places of Unexpected History, Art, and Culture

By Neala McCarten

Neala McCarten
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Offbeat New Mexico: Places of Unexpected History, Art, and Culture
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Offbeat New Mexico is a guide for the independent traveler who wants to discover the people places and events that have shaped the Land of Enchantment Explore our art from ancient petroglyphs to the graffiti of Albuquerque Walk in the footsteps of Georgia O Keeffe Follow atomic history from Los Alamos to Trinity We won t tell you where to eat or sleep but we will tell you about the Mother Road also known as historic Route 66 and the Navajo Long Walk How the town of Truth or Consequences got its name what happened to the once thriving community of Blackdom and where you can go sledding down a hill of gypsum Our 200 pages introduce you to over 100 towns and cities from Albuquerque Santa Fe and Taos to unique communities like Cimarron Sunspot and Madrid not to mention Cold Beer New Mexico Special Focus sections highlight the back stores the origin of the delightful Storyteller pottery figures the real history of Billy the Kid and the events behind the UFO controversy that rocked the town of Roswell and fascinated the world

New Mexico

By Calvin A. Roberts

Brand: University of New Mexico Press
Paperback (215 pages)

New Mexico
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New Mexico is a single volume presentation of the fascinating succession of events and characters that make up our state's past. This revision of the 1988 edition takes the reader to the opening years of the twenty-first century.


What they said about the earlier edition:"New Mexico covers a lot of ground. . . . It's chock-full of little known facts and fascinating anecdotes that give fresh perspective to the past."--New Mexico Magazine


"We can recommend that every library place this book on the reading shelf and if possible place a copy on the reference shelf."--Rota-Gene

The Spell of New Mexico

University of New Mexico Press
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The Spell of New Mexico
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A rich gathering of essays that evoke the unique and mysterious appeal New Mexico has had for some of the twentieth century’s best-known writers. Included are selections by Mary Austin, Oliver La Farge, Conrad Richter, D.H. Lawrence, C.G. Jung, Winfield Townley Scott, John DeWitt McKee, Ernie Pyle, Harvey Fergusson, and Lawrence Clark Powell. Hillerman’s preface and introduction are choice specimens of his incisive humor and his own deep love of the state.

“Should be required reading for all those who call themselves New Mexican.”—James Arnholz

Hiking to History: A Guide to Off-Road New Mexico Historic Sites

By Robert Julyan

Julyan Robert
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Hiking to History: A Guide to Off-Road New Mexico Historic Sites
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With more than 13,000 years of human habitation, New Mexico offers a wealth of historic sites located on vast tracts of land well off the beaten path. As author Robert Julyan observes, not much history has been made from a speeding car, and locations that have to be reached on foot are almost always less altered by parking lots, visitor centers, roadways, or traffic noise. Written for both outdoor enthusiasts and vicarious travelers, Hiking to History describes the historical significance behind these publicly accessible sites and includes GPS coordinates to enable readers to find each place. Ranging from the state’s principal Civil War battlefield at Glorieta to the dirt road where a broken wagon wheel led two young artists to settle in Taos in 1898, the scenes provide an up-close experience of the state’s remarkable past.

Hidden History of Spanish New Mexico

By Ray John de Aragón

The History Press
Released: 2012-09-25
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Hidden History of Spanish New Mexico
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New Mexico's Spanish legacy has informed the cultural traditions of one of the last states to join the union for more than four hundred years, or before the alluring capital of Santa Fe was founded in 1610. The fame the region gained from artist Georgia O'Keefe, writers Lew Wallace and D.H. Lawrence and pistolero Billy the Kid has made New Mexico an international tourist destination. But the Spanish annals also have enriched the Land of Enchantment with the factual stories of a superhero knight, the greatest queen in history, a saintly gent whose coffin periodically rises from the depths of the earth and a mysterious ancient map. Join author Ray John de Aragón as he reveals hidden treasure full of suspense and intrigue.

New Mexico's Stormy History: True Stories of Early Spanish Colonial Settlers and the Mestas/Maestas Families

By Elmer Eugene Maestas

Elmer Eugene Maestas
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New Mexico s Stormy History: True Stories of Early Spanish Colonial Settlers and the Mestas/Maestas Families
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Conquistador General Don Diego de Vargas led hundreds of Spanish pioneers to resettle New Mexico after the 1680 Indian Revolt. This little-known colonial period brought peace and prosperity to settlers and Native Americans in what later became northern New Mexico and parts of surrounding states. Spanish Royalty awarded many faithful soldiers and settlers with grants of land to establish farms, ranches, and ultimately to populate villas that became cities such as Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos.

U.S. Navy Master Chief of 30 years, Elmer Eugene Maestas set sail on a serious study of his family’s roots after his late brother’s trip through Spain years earlier had failed to turn up even one Maestas. Learning his Maestas surname was originally spelled Mestas, Elmer found his ancestors had come from Spain with General de Vargas — and that he was a 10th generation Spanish descendant whose forefathers had been awarded not one, but two land grants! He and his family knew nothing about them and, not much more about New Mexico’s “stormy” history.   

Could your family have a fascinating history or maybe a land grant or two? Answer these questions:

  • Does your surname sound Spanish?
  • Do you have relatives in northern New Mexico, southern Colorado and beyond?
  • Does someone you care about have these family traits?
  • Do you know about New Mexico’s “stormy” history?

This book takes you on a trip through the ages in the Land of Enchantment, and reveals the names of many early Spanish settlers and soldiers. Even if you don’t discover your land grant (which you might wish you hadn’t), you will learn much about the fascinating history of the great state of New Mexico.

An Illustrated history of New Mexico: from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time, together with...biographical mention of many of its pioneers and prominent citizens of today ..

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An Illustrated history of New Mexico: from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time, together with...biographical mention of many of its pioneers and prominent citizens of today ..
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period

By Fray Angélico Chávez

Chavez, Angelico
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Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period
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This book is considered to be the starting place for anyone having family history ties to New Mexico, and for those interested in the history of New Mexico. Well before Jamestown and the Pilgrims, New Mexico was settled continuously beginning in 1598 by Spaniards whose descendants still make up a major portion of the population of New Mexico.



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