Dozens of selections from firsthand accounts, introduced by David J. Weber's essays, capture the essence of the Mexican American experience in the Southwest from the time the first pioneers came north from Mexico.
"As a major interpreter of the field's scholarship, Weber's works will become guides for the future writing of Spanish, Mexican, and nineteenth-century Mexican American history."— New Mexico Historical Review
A Reader's Journey to Iconic Places of the American Southwest
By William deBuysDavid J. Weber
$24.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-6355-8 April 2022
First Impressions: A Reader’s Journey to Iconic Places of the American Southwest tells the story of fifteen iconic sites across Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and southern Colorado through the eyes of the explorers, missionaries, and travelers who were the first nonnatives to describe them.