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The Spanish Frontier in North America (The Lamar Series in Western History) Paperback – July 27, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0300059175 ISBN-10: 0300059175

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  • Series: The Lamar Series in Western History
  • Paperback: 602 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (July 27, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300059175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300059175
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #847,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Richard on April 19, 2010
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Being from a part of the US that is fairly unique in celebrating its French and Catholic rather than Anglo-American heritage i thought this was a great, in depth look at the Catholic European colonization of North America before manifest destiny, an area that is not well covered nationally. Although there are many legacies of the four decade long Spanish period in Louisiana like New Iberia, Spanish Lake, and family names (e.g. Romero, Ortega, etc.) much of the architecture and infrastructure that is often called French is in actuality Spanish. Because of two major fires New Orleans architecture is mostly Spanish Colonial style, and it became a really major city during the Spanish era. The Spanish language survived in the Canariano community, the Isleños, to the present day but like Acadian French its usage is limited to a few isolated areas. In all the Spanish accomplished a lot in North America despite very little immigration from the peninsula (New Spain and South America were much more attractive destinations), and a stifling mercantilist system that only began to be modified in the late 18th century. Spain was seemingly on the verge of a major rebirth in political power and culture until the accession of the weak Carlos IV and his wife's favorite Godoy who terribly bungled the response to revolutionary and Imperial France. The chaos in Spain opened the door for Anglo expansion and the rest is history, but it is intriguing to think of what might have been.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Professor on May 21, 2009
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This book is a thorough treatment of the Spanish colonies in what is now the United States, from Florida to Texas, New Mexico, and California. If you're looking for information on the first European colonies north of the Rio Grande, founded long before Jamestown and the Plymouth, read about St. Augustine and Santa Fe. I constantly refer to this book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Arthur Digbee VINE VOICE on July 18, 2012
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This is an academic history of the Spanish territory in North America, carrying the story past Mexican independence in 1821, and exploring the legacy for the U.S. Southwest today. It tries to redress the imbalance in North American history in favor of the U.S. and Canadian stories, taking Spanish Mexico seriously. For example, Weber rightly points out the long tradition of Spanish exploration on the Great Plains and intermountain West, which predated U.S. explorers such as Lewis and Clark, John Fremont, John Wesley Powell, and others. Spain also established key travel routes such as long stretches of what became the Santa Fe Trail. He also explores the effect of Spain on the Native peoples of the region that became the United States.

The book is liberally illustrated, with about 75 photographs in 350 pages. Readers should be aware that it's written in the style of an academic historian - - a readable academic historian, but it's not a book you bring to the beach. It's probably not lively enough to appeal to general readers who don't have a previous interest in this topic.

For those who bring that interest to the book, it's very useful. Weber knows the history and the historiography, and I find myself returning to it regularly for background on various topics and for citations that can guide me further.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Nick on August 31, 2000
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This book was an amazing account of the Spanish in North America. Many of the themes that occur during this time period occur in almost every time period and place. Dealing with religious intolerence, slavery, econmoy, unification, and the influence of all people on one another this book captures everything. Themes this book expresses about this time period are even more evident in today's information age as more people from different backgrounds and heritages come together on the internet. This was a good book to read, and made it easy to see the flaws and benefits of the past showing what not to, and what to, repeat.
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