Titles by Subject

Land of Enchantment

Memoirs of Marian Russell Along the Santa Fe Trail
By Marian Russell

This forgotten classic paints a vivid picture of nineteenth-century New Mexico as seen by a bright young girl from the age of seven on. Mrs. Russell's memories of several well-known western figures are not only delightful reading but make this book a useful addition to the region's history.

The Lost Land

The Chicano Image of the Southwest
By John R. Chávez

A fascinating intellectual history of Hispano self-perception, this book traces the changes in Hispano views of the Southwest from earliest times to the present, particularly since the 1848 signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Other Mexicos

Essays on Regional Mexican History, 1876-1911
Edited by Thomas BenjaminWilliam McNellie

The value of this collection to students and specialists lies in an expanded understanding of regional history during the Porfiriato, an appreciation for the range of local sources available, and a stimulus to further investigation. The reinterpretation given the Porfiriato also broadens our knowledge of the forces leading to the revolution and still influencing the nation today.

The Southwest

By David Lavender

A historical and cultural overview, including discussions of present-day racial, conservation, and economic problems.

The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760

Revised Edition
By W. J. Eccles

The French era in Canada.

Subjects: History

Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America

By Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca
Translated by Cyclone Covey

Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to cross the North American continent. This remarkable book is his odyssey, first written in 1542 as an official report to the king of Spain under the title La Relación.

Westering Women and the Frontier Experience, 1800-1915

By Sandra Myres

Myres uses extensive source material by and about women to study the impact of the frontier on women's lives and the role of women in the West.

The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846

The American Southwest Under Mexico
By David J. Weber

In this study, Weber reinterprets borderlands history from the Mexican perspective.

The United States Marshals of New Mexico and Arizona Territories, 1846-1912

By Larry D. Ball

The pathbreaking classic on law enforcement on the frontier of the American West.

Tularosa

Last of the Frontier West
By C. L. Sonnichsen

The history of the Tularosa Basin--which includes White Sands Missile Range--from pioneer days through the atomic age.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

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