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A Frontier Documentary: Sonora and Tucson 1821-1848

A Frontier Documentary: Sonora and Tucson 1821-1848 (Hardback)

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In the forty chapters of translated documents in this collection, the voices of those who lived in what is now the Arizona-Sonora border region provide firsthand accounts of the people and events that shaped their era. These documents record such events as the arrival of the first Americans, the reconstruction of Tucson's presidio wall, and conflict between Tohono O'odham villagers and Mexicans. All are set against the backdrop of an unrelenting Apache offensive that heightened after the departure of the Spanish military but that was held in check by civilian militias. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction in which historian Kieran McCarty provides background on the documents' context and authorship. Taken together, they offer a fascinating look at this little-known period and provide a unique panorama of southwestern history.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: University of Arizona Press Publication Date: 15/07/1997 ISBN-13: 9780816517152  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Kieran McCarty is an archivist and historian at the University of Arizona Mexican American Studies and Research Center. He also compiled the volume Desert Documentary: The Spanish Years, 1767-1821, to which A Frontier Documentary is a sequel.

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