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Storms brewed in other men's worlds The confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795

John, Elizabeth A. H.

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ISBN 10: 0890960003 / ISBN 13: 9780890960004
Published by Texas A & M University Press, College Station, TX, 1975
Condition: NF Hardcover
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NF, minor edge wear only in a VG DJ with light edge wear. ; Excellent bibliography; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 805 p. Bookseller Inventory # 34274

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Title: Storms brewed in other men's worlds The ...

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press, College Station, TX

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: NF

Dust Jacket Condition: VG

Edition: First Edition.

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Spanning two and a half centuries, from the earliest contacts in the 1540's to the crumbling of the Spanish power in the 1790's, the panoramic view of Indian peoples and European intruders in the early Southwest offers the most comprehensive and documented account of the period.


The interior Southwest United States--which Elizabeth John defines as including "that vast arena stretching westward from the pine-forested great bend of the Red River to the red desert mesas of the Colorado Plateau"--was a hotly contested territory for generations. First came the Spanish, who conquered it while never completely subduing the indigenous culture. Then came the French, who fought with Spain over control of what is now Louisiana and eastern Texas. Still later came the English and, finally, the Americans, who were able to capitalize on the exhaustion of the great colonial powers. John, a highly regarded historian of the region, takes a panoptic view of these complicated events and delivers a fine, gracefully written overview.

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