New Mexico: An Interpretive History by Marc SimmonsNew Mexico: An Interpretive History by Marc Simmons

New Mexico: An Interpretive History

byMarc Simmons

Paperback | August 1, 1988

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For all who love New Mexico, and for those who aspire to know the state, this book is a graceful and compelling summary of what has made the Land of Enchantment its distinctive self. Originally published in 1977 to commemorate the bicentennial of American Independence, New Mexico is now available for the first time in a quality paperback edition with a new introduction by the author.

In writing this book, Marc Simmons sets out to arrive at an understanding of the state's character. His is an interpretive, sensitive, individual--even personal--account. He shows that across the centuries the collision and mingling of cultures dominates New Mexico's history. Out of this complex interplay of human and natural forces he selects his examples of Pueblo life ways, Spanish domination, and Anglo control to make immediate and memorable the state's rich history.

Marc Simmons is considered New Mexico's historian laureate and has published over forty books on New Mexico history. Simmons is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 1993 the King of Spain granted him membership in the knightly Order of Isabela la Catolica for his contributions to Spanish colo...
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Title:New Mexico: An Interpretive HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:221 pages, 8.21 × 5.37 × 0.61 inPublished:August 1, 1988Publisher:University Of New Mexico Press

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ISBN - 10:0826311105

ISBN - 13:9780826311108

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"An excellent introduction to a picturesque state."