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Officer, James E.

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ISBN 10: 0816509816 / ISBN 13: 9780816509812
Published by Tucson AZ. 1987. Univ. Of Arizona Press, 1987
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light brown cloth hardbound 8vo. 8º (octavo). dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. a few age specks on the edges . contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. spine sunfaded, not worn or torn or price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~first edition. first printing (nap). endpaper maps. b&w photo frontis. xx+462p. 67 b&w illustrations. 7 b&w maps. 6 appendices. notes. bibliography. index. world history. mexican history. american history. american indian history. ~ The history of the American West has usually been seen from the perspective of American expansion. Drawing on previously unexplored primary sources, James Officer has now produced a major work that traces the Hispanic roots of southern Arizona and northern Sonora, one which presents the Spanish and Mexican rather than Anglo point of view. Officer records the Hispanic presence from the earliest efforts at colonization on Spain's northwestern frontier through the Spanish and Mexican years of rule, thus providing a unique reference on Southwestern history. The heart of the work centers on the early nineteenth century. It explores subjects such as the constant threat posed by hostile Apaches, government intrigue and revolution in Sonora and the provincias internas, and patterns of land ownership in villages such as Tucson and Tubac. Also covered are the origins of land grants in present~day southern Arizona and the invasion of southern Arizona by American "49ers" as seen from the Mexican point of view. Officer traces kinship ties of several elite families who ruled the frontier province over many generations~men and women whose descendants remain influential in Sonora and Arizona today. Bookseller Inventory # 6231505

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Title: HISPANIC ARIZONA, 1536~1856.

Publisher: Tucson AZ. 1987. Univ. Of Arizona Press

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Covers so many subjects—Indian relations, the Mexican War, boundary problems, the Gadsden Purchase, ranching, architecture, local politics, and much more—that no brief notice could possibly summarize this huge and well-researched book."—Southwest Review

"An encyclopedic and exemplary work. . . . Officer's book will undoubtedly become a landmark in Arizona's history."—Southwestern Historical Quarterly

"No person interested in Southwestern history or the history of northern Mexico should be without this book."—El Palacio

"With the publication of Hispanic Arizona, scholars now have a thorough, detailed and scholarly study that is entirely devoted to the history of northern Sonora and southern Arizona."—Explorations in Sights and Sounds

"Officer's book is likely to stand as the standard reference for a very long time. . . . Readers will reach for Officer and be amply rewarded."—Hispanic American Historical Review

"An important book that no student of Arizona and borderlands history can afford to ignore."—Ethnohistory

"A vivid and comprehensive work."—Journal of Arizona History

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