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New Mexican Lives Profiles and Historical Stories

by Etulain R

New Mexican Lives Profiles and Historical Stories Synopsis

The editor and a distinguished group of twelve collaborators re-interpret New Mexico's history through biography. Profiles of fourteen notable, complex characters provide a unique view into New Mexico's development from prehistoric times to the present. Here are lives of men and women that illustrate memorable events: from Pope and the Pueblo Revolt to Spanish colonisers Juan de Onate and Diego de Vargas; from Hispanic widows exercising their property rights to Billy the Kid and the shoot-out in Lincoln; from Mabel Dodge Luhan and her avant-garde, idealistic salon to Senator Dennis Chavez and his exercise of Hispanic political power on a national level. By emphasising the links between important New Mexicans and their times, this book makes history a personal story of drama and pathos played out within a larger context of pivotal events and formative ideas.

New Mexican Lives Profiles and Historical Stories Press Reviews

Anyone with an interest in New Mexico will benefit from these recent biographies of some of the individuals who wrought New Mexico. Others will find this new volume a good vehicle for familiarizing themselves with the history of the Land of Enchantment. New Mexican Lives, as a whole, offers a light but informative foray into New Mexican history. Retelling New Mexican history through the profiles of intriguing historical figures from the past five centuries, 12 distinguished authors have woven together an assortment of some key episodes in New Mexico's past. . . . There is something for everyone in this book. New Mexican Lives , as a whole, offers a light but informative foray into New Mexican history.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826324337
Publication date: 15th February 2002
Author: Etulain R
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 334 pages
Categories: History of the Americas, Biography: general,

About Etulain R

Richard Etulain is professor emeritus of history at the University of New Mexico and the author or editor of more than forty books. Etulain lives in Clackamas, Oregon.

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