Caballeros: The Romance of Santa Fe and the Southwest : Facsimile of the Revised 1945 Edition

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Sunstone Press, Jun 30, 2007 - History - 418 pages
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This complete history of Santa Fe was written after extensive research and with understanding and a touch of humor. It covers all aspects of Spanish-American traditions, customs, and culture. Although first published in 1931, and revised in 1945, it is still relevant today. The author, born in Santa Fe, captures the elusive quality which makes the atmosphere of the city so appealing and writes with fluent ease of the history of the Southwest from the days of the Conquistadores. She covers every aspect of the life of the region including the political situation of the time with its Japanese Detention Camp, its art, its crafts, its architecture, and of the land and its climate. The 1945 edition includes a detailed index, and an additional chapter and glossary. Readers of this book will get a greater understanding of the past of this popular city that will add its enjoyment in the present time. An added bonus are the illustrations by Norma Van Sweringen, a well-known Southwestern artist in the 1930s. RUTH LAUGHLIN, a Santa Fe, New Mexico native, was born in 1889 and died in 1962. Educated at Colorado College and the Columbia School of Journalism, she was a writer for the "Christian Science Monitor," "The New York Times" and various popular magazines. As a result of her interest and research into the history of the American Southwest, she wrote two books: "Caballeros" (1931, revised in 1945) and "The Wind Leaves No Shadow" (1948, and expanded in 1951 with a cast of characters, additional chapters and glossary). Both books are considered to be classics of Southwestern American literature.
 

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Contents

Trails to Santa Fi
39
Where Americans are Anglos
83
The City of Contrasts
100
PuebloSpanish Architecture
119
Old Castles in New Spain
139
Spanish Trails and Sanctuaries
162
When the Saints Play
189
Old Plays of Passion Love and War
215
Customs of the Country 370
270
The Gifts of God
299
Wooden Saints
326
Lost Treasures
347
The Years Between
372
Glossary
403
Index
411
Copyright

The Crafts of the Spanish Colonials
244

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Page 25 - La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Assisi (The Royal City of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi), by Don Pedro de Peralta, third governor of New Mexico.

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