A review of the spanish frontier in north america

The presence of the Spanish mission system in California and throughout the Southwest is testimony of the Spanish period. Elliott, New York Review of Books "The Spanish Frontier in America is an important new study of the Spanish empire's collision with the native peoples of what is now the Southwestern United States, and of their joint encounter in the 19th century with English-speaking Americans. This is history on the grand scale and at its narrative best. Weber offers an excellent analysis of the causes and events of the Pueblo Revolt in in New Mexico. Deeds, The Journal of Southern History "He also offers a splendid examination of how historians have treated the Spanish. And this he does very well. Josephy Jr.

It gives a good overview of the entire period of Spanish Shelves: american-southwestamerican-southspainspanish-america-hispanic-latinocolonial-americanative-americahistoryamerican-westfloridanew-mexico Although American history books will generally mention the early exploration of North America by figures like de Soto, little attention on the whole is given to the Spanish colonial enterprise.

Also of note, and displayed here, are the European powers' ever-shifting attitudes towards Native Americans, spanning war and marriage.

General readers should find this to be an unintimidating work that is eloquently written. A book of stunning and meticulous interdisciplinary scholarship,. The major components omitted are those primarily useful to scholars. Nicholls, New York Times Book Review "Weber's achievement is to have developed common theses across an immense and diverse frontier. Phillips, American Indian Quarterly "Weber's well-written and engaging story of the settlement by Hispanics of the lands from Florida and Louisiana to Texas, New Mexico, and California leaves no doubt of the sociocultural imprint made by Spain on the United States. It provides a sweeping account not only of the Spaniards' impact on the lives, institutions, and environments of the native peoples but also of the effect of native North Americans on the societies and cultures of the Spanish settlers. Augustine, all the way across the continent to Baja California.

In a book that starts in with Coronado's encounter with Zuni villagers in modern New Mexico. His magisterial work broadens our understanding of the American past by illuminating a neglected but integral part of the nation's heritage.

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Hoffman, Louisiana State University "Weber has given us the best one-volume synthesis of Spanish borderlands history in a generation. Weber was one of the premier historians of the Spanish borderlands who taught at Southern Methodist University.

Throughout his book Weber deals with many other interesting issues, including the difference between English, French, and Spanish treatment of Indians, the social and economic integration of Indian women into Hispanic society, and the reasons why Spanish communities in North America failed to developat the rate that the English settlements did. This is an immensely ambitious undertaking, which tests his skills to the limit. This is a book that deserves a wide reading. Clark, The Orlando Sentinel "Excellent. Sheep play an important role in Navajo culture where wool is woven into textiles. The Brief Edition is sure to be a successful successor to the original. Weber examined Native Americans as dynamic, diverse peoples actively shaping their changing world.

There was a problem adding your email address. At once an engaging history that non-specialists can enjoy and an exhaustive reference work that specialists will refer to for the foreseeable future. Weber, Hispanic American Historical Review 74, no.

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Weber refutes the common assumption that while the English and French came to the New World to settle or engage in honest trade, the Spaniards came simply to plunder.

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The Spanish Frontier in North America by David J. Weber