Essays in Twentieth-Century New Mexico History

Essays in Twentieth-Century New Mexico History

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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.A tabulation of club members by gender in 1921 shows some overlapping, the most gender-segregated clubs being ... Cooking was a particularly useful skill for ranch men, for they were often on the trail and had to prepare their own food.

Title:Essays in Twentieth-Century New Mexico History
Author: Denmark
Publisher:UNM Press - 1994-02-01

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