New Mexico: An Interpretive History
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 Mexicois 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.
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Review: New Mexico: An Interpretive HistoryUser Review - Mark - Goodreads
well written. great overview. I'm not an expert so I can't attest to its accuracy. Read full review
Review: New Mexico: A Bicentennial HistoryUser Review - Patti K - Goodreads
This book was published in 1976, so it is not current. In fact, it does not cover much after the 1945 White Sands atomic power test. Otherwise, the writing is very readable and I learned a lot of ... Read full review
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