Essays in Twentieth-Century New Mexico History
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:2/1/1994 - University of New Mexico Press
While the colonial and territorial periods in New Mexico history have been well documented, and in fact helped create the myth of the American West, the contemporary period remains largely unexamined. This collection of essays remedies that lack by examining the dramatic social, economic, and political changes that have occurred in the course of the twentieth century.Thirteen essays present case studies of farm families, groundwater law, mining, Native American experiences, ranch culture, the role of the military in the state's economy, the development of the penitentiary system, organized labor, the tuberculosis industry, public health nurses, tourism, and World War II Japanese internment camps. A bibliographic essay provides additional resources for teachers and students, and a photographic essay illustrates the state's diversity.This volume supplements the standard accounts of New Mexico history and will reward readers seeking to understand the complex nature of contemporary New Mexico.