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The Resource América : the epic story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898, Robert Goodwin

América : the epic story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898, Robert Goodwin

Label
América : the epic story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898
Title
América
Title remainder
the epic story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898
Statement of responsibility
Robert Goodwin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An epic history of the Spanish empire in North America from 1493 to 1898 by Robert Goodwin, author of Spain: The Centre of the World. At the conclusion of the American Revolution, half the modern United States was part of the vast Spanish Empire. The year after Columbus's great voyage of discovery, in 1492, he claimed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for Spain. For the next three hundred years, thousands of proud Spanish conquistadors and their largely forgotten Mexican allies went in search of glory and riches from Florida to California. Many died, few triumphed. Some were cruel, some were curious, some were kind. Missionaries and priests yearned to harvest Indian souls for God through baptism and Christian teaching. Theirs was a frontier world which Spain struggled to control in the face of Indian resistance and competition from France, Britain, and finally the United States. In the 1800s, Spain lost it all. Goodwin tells this history through the lives of the people who made it happen and the literature and art with which they celebrated their successes and mourned their failures. He weaves an epic tapestry from these intimate biographies of explorers and conquerors, like Columbus and Coronado, but also lesser known characters, like the powerful Gálvez family who gave invaluable and largely forgotten support to the American Patriots during the Revolutionary War; the great Pueblo leader Popay; and Esteban, the first documented African American. Like characters in a great play or a novel, Goodwin's protagonists walk the stage of history with heroism and brio and much tragedy"--
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1969-
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Goodwin, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spain
  • Southwest, New
  • Southern States
Label
América : the epic story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898, Robert Goodwin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 418-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"War of blood and fire" : Puerto Rico -- Realms of gold : Mexico -- Fountain of eternal youth : La Florida -- Amazon women & Californian dreams : Baja California -- "Naked and barefoot" : the continent crossed -- The seven cities of Cíbola : New Mexico -- An Inca's tale, La Florida : the deep south -- "Hang all the Lutherans" : the Atlantic Coast -- Poetry & conquest : New Mexico -- God & government : New Mexico -- Po'pay's Pueblo revolt : New Mexico -- Manhunt beyond the Rio Grande : Texas -- Padre Kino, the Jesuit southwest : Arizona -- Love & the Comanche Dawn : Texas -- Los Anza & the Apaches : el Gran Norte -- Los Gálvez & el Gran Norte : California & Sonora -- Junípero Serra, paradise gained : California -- Hard road to paradise : Arizona & California -- Half a continent is Spanish : Louisiana & Alaska -- The governors : Louisiana & New Mexico -- "Gálvez, Spanish hero of the American Revolution" : the deep south -- Apogee & disaster : Canada & Spain -- Mexican independence : New Spain & México -- Nemesis, Andrew Jackson : Florida -- The Alamo & San Jacinto : Texas -- The Mexican-American War : México -- Epilogue: Puerto Rico, 1898
Control code
on1060183046
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 519 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632867223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1060183046
Label
América : the epic story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898, Robert Goodwin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 418-450) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"War of blood and fire" : Puerto Rico -- Realms of gold : Mexico -- Fountain of eternal youth : La Florida -- Amazon women & Californian dreams : Baja California -- "Naked and barefoot" : the continent crossed -- The seven cities of Cíbola : New Mexico -- An Inca's tale, La Florida : the deep south -- "Hang all the Lutherans" : the Atlantic Coast -- Poetry & conquest : New Mexico -- God & government : New Mexico -- Po'pay's Pueblo revolt : New Mexico -- Manhunt beyond the Rio Grande : Texas -- Padre Kino, the Jesuit southwest : Arizona -- Love & the Comanche Dawn : Texas -- Los Anza & the Apaches : el Gran Norte -- Los Gálvez & el Gran Norte : California & Sonora -- Junípero Serra, paradise gained : California -- Hard road to paradise : Arizona & California -- Half a continent is Spanish : Louisiana & Alaska -- The governors : Louisiana & New Mexico -- "Gálvez, Spanish hero of the American Revolution" : the deep south -- Apogee & disaster : Canada & Spain -- Mexican independence : New Spain & México -- Nemesis, Andrew Jackson : Florida -- The Alamo & San Jacinto : Texas -- The Mexican-American War : México -- Epilogue: Puerto Rico, 1898
Control code
on1060183046
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 519 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632867223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1060183046

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