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Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393092-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9309-2
... ∂CHAPTER 2 ‘‘Yankilandia’’ and ‘‘Prairie-Dog Villages Making Sense of Race and Nation at the Local Level, 1850–1875 In 1853 Guadalupe Miranda sent a terse message to the recently founded Mexican colony of La Mesilla. Miranda, the...
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393092-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9309-2
... transition from Mexican to European clergy unfolded gradually in the Mesilla Valley. Two bishops, one Mexi- can and one French, battled for jurisdiction over southern New Mexico and over the meaning and obligations of being a Catholic in a U.S. territory. In the midst of this ecclesiastical struggle...
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393092-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9309-2
...- ferent races’’ in the Mesilla Valley, Armijo responded that the ‘‘majority [were] native Beveridge challenged that answer, asking, ‘‘By that [do] you mean Mexican Armijo baulked at being identified as Mexican and further defined the meaning of being native. He stated, ‘‘I mean Ameri- can citizens, not...
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393092-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9309-2
... Mexico’s Mesilla Valley, Amador operated a number of lucrative busi- nesses, including a freight-hauling enterprise from Chihuahua to Santa Fe and a major hotel located on Water Street in the center of the Ameri- can town of Las Cruces, New Mexico. By the time of his death, in 1903, he was a well-known...
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By Anthony P. Mora
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393092-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9309-2
... of History; and Higginbotham, ‘‘African American Women’s History and the Metalanguage of Race 21. Interview with María Gonzales Carriere, in Nichols and Banegas, Our Heri- tage—Our People, 82–96, 88–89. 22. Frietze, History of La Mesilla and Her Mesilleros, 181. 23. By ‘‘U.S...
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By Anthony P. Mora
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393092-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9309-2
..., Diego, 303n187 Cruces, 265; economic success and, Arizona: as Confederate territory, 89, 1, 95; federal claim and, 1–5, 22, 68, 313n144, 313n149; demographics of, 100–101; opposition of, to statehood, 285–86; English language law and, 265–67; Orientalism and, 209–10 254; Gadsden/Mesilla...
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393092-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9309-2
... or industry in the territory that awaited Euro-American development. In 1908 the bureau released one such pamphlet on Doña Ana County for nationwide distri- bution. This short brochure suggests striking changes in the representa- tion of the Mesilla Valley and the issues of race, nation, and...
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393092-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9309-2
..., converting to Catholicism, and par- ticipating in the state economy. When New Mexico was part of the fledgling Mexican republic, therefore, Mexican identity encompassed a wide range of racial groups, though it did not embrace them all in the same way or to the same extent. La Mesilla, as a product of that...
Published: 14 April 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387992-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8799-2
... into the continental United States and one of the few states in the West and South that allowed interracial marriage. However, a court case in the Rio Grande Valley town of Mesilla, New Mexico, raised compelling questions about how the state in- terprets marriage and...
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393092-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9309-2
... and gender mutually informed one another.∫ Here the focus is less on differences between La Mesilla and Las Cruces than the ways that gender figured in the remaking of towns like Las Cruces into American or New Mexican, which is to say ‘‘non-Mexican sites. As we will see, middle- class Cruceños...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396635-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9663-5
... colonias. The Politics of Water Historically in EI Paso County, there has always been a contest between those who wanted to rely on surface water provided by the Rio Grande River and those who wished to rely essentially on groundwater provided by two aquifers, the Hueco and Mesilla...
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By Alexis McCrossen
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390787-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9078-7
..., 284, 292 Gadsden Purchase (1853–54), 10, 83, 85 Hermasillo, Sonora, 100 Gadsden Treaty [Tratado de Mesilla] Hispanic heritage, 118, 121, 174, 185–87 (1853): opposition to, 83–84, 88, 104; Historietas [comic novels], 25 Mexican attitudes toward, 93 Holder, Charles Frederick, 178–81...
Published: 01 January 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9309-2
... support. R. Scott Appleby encouraged one of the earliest pieces from this project and saw it through several incarnations. MaryAnn Mahony kept the project grounded by insisting that I never lose track of the day-to-day life of La Mesilla and Las Cruces in favor of lofty ideological questions. Good...
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By Shaylih Muehlmann
Published: 02 May 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378846-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7884-6
... Sánchez, Yolanda, 132, 151 Upper Gulf of California Biosphere San Felipe, 2, 71, 95 Reserve, 57 savagery: of the Colorado River, 34, 39, 41, 43; of Indians, 40–41. See also Valle de Guadalupe, 26 noble savage Venta de la Mesilla. See Gadsden Scott, James...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390787-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9078-7
... war that preceded it, was particularly contentious in the northeastern United States. Critics asserted that the land in question, in Chihuahua and Sonora’s Mesilla Valley, was both ‘‘worthless’’ and ‘‘bar- ren and totally unsuited for what Americans...
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By Shaylih Muehlmann
Published: 02 May 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378846-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7884-6
... and how information can be given. 11. The Gadsden Purchase (known in Mexico as Venta de la Mesilla) is a region of what today is southern Arizona and New Mexico that was purchased by the United States from Mexico. 12. In 2006, tribal members on the Cocopah US reservation were receiving por...
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393092-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9309-2
... ∂CHAPTER 1 Preoccupied America: Competing Ideas about Race and Nation in the United States and Mexico, 1821–1851 La Mesilla and Las Cruces, two towns whose founding and subsequent histories illuminate nineteenth-century struggles...
Published: 14 April 2006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8799-2
Published: 01 January 1998
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9663-5
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391265-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9126-5
... foreigners. And once they went home, these turn-of-the-century tourists could continue to make purchases through sales catalogues. In 1909, for example, the Francis E. Lester Company of Mesilla Park, New Mexico, advertised ‘‘genuine Indian and Mexican handicraft, native gems, etc tenochtitlán In...