Continental Crossroads

Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History

Author: Samuel Truett

Publisher: Duke University Press


Category: History

Page: 344

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The U.S.-Mexico borderlands have long supported a web of relationships that transcend the U.S. and Mexican nations. While national histories have tended to overlook these complex connections, Continental Crossroads rewrites borderlands history by focusing on them. The contributors to this collection chronicle the transnational processes that bound Mexico and the United States together during the borderlands' formative era-from the early nineteenth century into the 1940s. Book jacket.

Germans in the Southwest, 1850-1920

Author: Tomas Jaehn

Publisher: UNM Press


Category: History

Page: 242

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A history of the German presence in the American Southwest, from the mid-nineteenth century through the World War I era.

Social Change

Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present

Author: Christopher Chase-Dunn

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Political Science

Page: 504

View: 506

From the Stone Age to the Internet Age, this book tells the story of human sociocultural evolution. It describes the conditions under which hunter-gatherers, horticulturalists, agricultural states, and industrial capitalist societies formed, flourished, and declined. Drawing evidence from archaeology, ethnography, linguistics, historical documents, statistics, and survey research, the authors trace the growth of human societies and their complexity, and they probe the conflicts in hierarchies both within and among societies. They also explain the macro-micro links that connect cultural evolution and history with the development of the individual self, thinking processes, and perceptions. Key features of the text Designed for undergraduate and graduate social science classes on social change and globalization topics in sociology, world history, cultural geography, anthropology, and international studies. Describes the evolution of the modern capitalist world-system since the fourteenth century BCE, with coverage of the rise and fall of system leaders: the Dutch in the seventeenth century, the British in the nineteenth century, and the United States in the twentieth century. Provides a framework for analyzing patterns of social change. Includes numerous tables, figures, and illustrations throughout the text. Supplemented by framing part introductions, suggested readings at the end of each chapter, an end of text glossary, and a comprehensive bibliography. Offers a web-based auxiliary chapter on Indigenous North American World-Systems and a companion website with excel data sets and additional web links for students.

Postcolonial America

Author: C. Richard King

Publisher: University of Illinois Press


Category: History

Page: 380

View: 649

Scholars from a wide array of disciplines describe and debate postcolonialism as it applies to America in this authoritative and timely collection. Investigating topics such as law and public policy, immigration and tourism, narratives and discourses, race relations, and virtual communities, Postcolonial America clarifies and challenges prevailing conceptualizations of postcolonialism and accepted understandings of American culture. Advancing multiple, even conflicted visions of postcolonial America, this important volume interrogates postcolonial theory and traces the emergence and significance of postcolonial practices and precepts in the United States. Contributors discuss how the unique status of the United States as the colony that became a superpower has shaped its sense of itself. They assess the global networks of inequality that have displaced neocolonial systems of conquest, exploitation, and occupation. They also examine how individuals and groups use music, the Internet, and other media to reconfigure, reinvent, and resist postcoloniality in American culture. Candidly facing the inherent contradictions of "the American experience," this collection demonstrates the patterns, connections, and histories characteristic of postcoloniality in America and initiates important discussions about how these conditions might be changed.

The Indian Southwest, 1580-1830

Ethnogenesis and Reinvention

Author: Gary Clayton Anderson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press


Category: History

Page: 376

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In The Indian Southwest, 1580-1830, Gary Clayton Anderson argues that, in the face of European conquest and severe droughts that reduced their food sources, Indians in the Southwest proved remarkably adaptable and dynamic.


Toward a New Western History

Author: Patricia Nelson Limerick



Category: West (U.S.)

Page: 342

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Reexamination of the role of the West in U.S. history and of the field of western history itself told by ten historians.

Native Peoples of the Southwest

Author: Trudy Griffin-Pierce

Publisher: UNM Press


Category: History

Page: 439

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"Griffin-Pierce has visited each tribal group profiled and has collaborated with native leaders to make the book as up-to-date and accurate as possible. She emphasizes throughout the multiethnic nature of the American Southwest and the living traditions of native cultures. Her book will be useful to students of anthropology, archaeology, history, and Native American studies as well as general readers."--BOOK JACKET.