New mexico an interpretive history simmons marc isbn 9780826311108 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Each generation of americans it seemed had to learn anew what the spaniards had discovered long before in new mexico men could not recreate a life and society they had known elsewhere here the wide and strange land shaped and reshaped human institutions to its own purposes and one either learned to live with the blazing sun scarcity of water the dust and interminable distances and the whispering quiet of empty canyons and mesas or he admitted failure and moved elsewhere. Originally published in 1977 to commemorate the bicentennial of american independence new mexico is now available for the first time in a quality paperback edition with a new introduction by the. In writing this book marc simmons sets out to arrive at an understanding of the states character his is an interpretive sensitive individual even personal account he shows that across the centuries the collision and mingling of cultures dominates new mexicos history out of this complex interplay of human and natural forces he selects his examples of pueblo life ways spanish domination and anglo control to make immediate and memorable the states rich history
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