- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: Rio Grande Books; First Edition edition (November 10, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1890689440
- ISBN-13: 978-1890689445
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
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Martineztown, 1823-1950: Hispanics, Italians, Jesuits & Land Investors in New Town Albuquerque Paperback – November 10, 2009
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This study is a great beginning toward understanding and appreciating Martineztown as an historical part of Albuquerque. Historically, Martineztown has been Albuquerque s best kept secret. There are reasons for it. The secret history of Martineztown in the 1950s and 1960s is yet to be written. This book is an important part of that history, for it unveils how Martineztown came to be between 1823 and 1950. --Frank H. Martinez, Research Scholar in Architecture & Planning at the University of New Mexico and a community leader in Martineztown
Martineztown is a jewel in the crown of Albuquerque s history and heritage, but little has been understood about how Martineztown came to be. Land tenure, speculation, and diversity are recurring themes in this study. By the turn of the twentieth century, Italian immigrants, Anglo-Americans and Jesuits with names like Springer, Viviani, Franchini, Balduini, Kemp, McCanna, Gentile, Gasparri, and Baldassare speculated on the economic importance of the railroad to Martineztown. Martineztown, 1823-1950 is for those who want to know more about Albuquerque s dynamic past. --Robert J. Torrez, former New Mexico State Historian
About the Author
Dr. Joseph P. Sanchez is superintendent of Petroglyph National Monument and the Spanish Colonial Research Center at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He is also founder and editor of the Colonial Latin American Historical Review (CLAHR). Dr. Sanchez has held professorships at the University of Arizona, the University of New Mexico, Santa Ana College in Southern California and the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico. He has researched extensively in archives in Spain, Mexico, France, Italy, and England, and has published several studies on the Spanish frontiers in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Alaska. Internationally recognized, in May 2000, he was awarded the Medalla de Acero al Merito Historico Capitan Alonso de Leon by the Sociedad Nuevoleonesa de Historia, Geografia y Estadistica, Monterrey, Mexico, for his lifelong work in Colonial Mexican history. In April 2005, he was inducted into la Orden de Isabel la Catolica as Knight Commander by King don Juan Carlos of Spain through the Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, and the Consul General of Spain. The Order of Isabel la Catolica is one of Spain's most prestigious awards given to a foreigner. In 2006 he was appointed to the Commission on History for the Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia in Mexico City associated with the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. His publications include: The Rio Abajo Frontier, 1540-1692 (1987); Spanish Bluecoats: The Catalonian Volunteers in Northwestern New Spain, 1767-1810 (1990); The Aztec Chronicles: The True History of Christopher Columbus by Quilaztli of Texcoco (1995); Explorers, Traders, and Slavers: Forging the Old Spanish Trail, 1678-1850 (1997); Don Fernando Duran y Chaves s Legacy: A History of the Atrisco Land Grant, 1693-1968 (1999); Exploradores, comerciantes y tratantes de esclavos: la forja de la Vieja Ruta Española, 1678-1850 (Madrid: 2001); Between Two Countries: A History of Coronado National Memorial, 1939-1990 (2007), co-authored with Bruce Erickson and Jerry Gurule; and Between Two Rivers: A History of the Atrisco Land Grant in Albuquerque s History (2008).
Larry Miller is a research historian at the Spanish Colonial Research Center at the University of New Mexico. As a subject matter specialist, he interprets and demonstrates the history and art of blacksmithing at Rancho de las Golondrinas and Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, among others. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico where he earned his B.A. and M.A. in Spanish Literature. As a linguist, he has lived and traveled in Brazil and Portugal, extensively studying the literature and language of those countries. He has researched in archives in Mexico and Brazil. For 18 years, he worked as a compiler, transcriber, and translator on the Vargas Project which yielded several books of the documents of the period. He is co-editor, with John L. Kessell, Rick Hendricks, and Meredith D. Dodge of two books: That Disturbances Cease (2000) and A Settling of Accounts (2002), volumes of The Journals of Don Diego de Vargas. He is also an editorial staff member of the Colonial Latin American Historical Review (CLAHR).
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