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New Mexican Lives Profiles and Historical Stories by Etulain R

New Mexican Lives Profiles and Historical Stories


New Mexican Lives Profiles and Historical Stories by Etulain R

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 , as a whole, offers a light but informative foray into New Mexican history.

About the Author

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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Publication date

15th February 2002


Etulain R

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University of New Mexico Press


334 pages


History of the Americas
Biography: general



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