History

Cannery Women, Cannery Lives

Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry, 1930-1950
By Vicki L. Ruiz

This dramatic and turbulent history of UCAPAWA is a major contribution to the new labor history in its carefully documented account of minority women controlling their union and regulating their working lives.

Water in New Mexico

A History of Its Management and Use
By Ira G. Clark

The most comprehensive reference on the state's most precious resource is now back in print.

I Married a Soldier

By Lydia Spencer Lane

Through her eyes we see the close-knit social life of an army post, the western frontier's divided response to the American Civil War, and the cultures and peoples of the West.

Desert Passages

Encounters with the American Deserts
By Patricia Nelson Limerick

Traces the development of American attitudes toward the desert using case studies from many writers over the years.

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.

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