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Posted in Books on January 13, 2008 by elcrepusculotaos

A new edition of RELUCTANT DAWN, a biography of Padre Antonio José Martinez first written thirty years ago by Rev. Juan Romero, is available. To order this second edition by mail, please send your check for $22 (includes shipping) to the following address:

4741 East Palm Canyon Dr. C-135
Palm Springs, CA 92264

The monograph is primarily based on the never-before-published manuscript BIOGRAFIA DEL PRESBITERO ANTONIO JOSE MARTINEZ written by Santiago Valdez in 1877 and that is housed at the Huntington Library near Los Angeles.  It also includes other primary resources, including data from the archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, State of NM, Vatican Archives, and Notre Dame University.


Manifest Destinies

Posted in Books on January 13, 2008 by elcrepusculotaos

The Making of the Mexican American Race
288 p. / Hardcover $35.00
NYU Press, 838 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10003-4812

In both the historic record and the popular imagination, the story of nineteenth-century westward expansion in America has been characterized by notions of annexation rather than colonialism, of opening rather than conquering, and of settling unpopulated lands rather than displacing existing populations.

Using the territory that is now New Mexico as a case study, Manifest Destinies traces the origins of Mexican Americans as a racial group in the United States, paying particular attention to shifting meanings of race and law in the nineteenth century.

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