The Yaquis And The Empire: Violence, Spanish Imperial Power, And Native Resilience In Colonial…

Hardcover | November 11, 2014

byRaphael Brewster Folsom

not yet rated|write a review
This groundbreaking new study examines the history of the Yaqui people and their interactions with the Spanish Empire from first contact through Mexican independence. The Yaquis and the Empire focuses on three ironies: the Yaquis both resisted and came to value their ties with empire; processes of violence and negotiation were ongoing and intertwined throughout the colonial period; and the empire, though weak in manpower and distant from its bases of military and financial strength, was surprisingly effective in its drive to transform the Mexican northwest.
 
Using extensive, newly unearthed documentation from archives in Mexico, Spain, the United States, and Italy, Folsom shines brilliant light on the dreams, struggles, and tragedies of all participants in the drama of encounter. This finely wrought portrait of the Yaqui people in colonial times shows in vivid detail how natives, Jesuits, settlers, and government officials together brought a distinctive borderlands society into existence.
 
Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.91 online
$65.00 list price
Out of stock online

From the Publisher

This groundbreaking new study examines the history of the Yaqui people and their interactions with the Spanish Empire from first contact through Mexican independence. The Yaquis and the Empire focuses on three ironies: the Yaquis both resisted and came to value their ties with empire; processes of violence and negotiation were ongoing ...

Raphael Brewster Folsom is assistant professor of history at the University of Oklahoma.

other books by Raphael Brewster Folsom

Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:November 11, 2014Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030019689X

ISBN - 13:9780300196894

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Yaquis And The Empire: Violence, Spanish Imperial Power, And Native Resilience In Colonial Mexico

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

Winner of the 2016 Border Regional Library Association's Southwest Book Award.