Landscapes of Fraud Mission Tumacacori, the Baca Float, and the Betrayal of the O'odham

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Description: Sheridan explores how the penetration of the evolving capitalist world-system created and destroyed communities in the Upper Santa Cruz Valley of Arizona from the late 1600s to the 1970s. As the valley underwent a wrenching transition from a  More...

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List price: $24.95
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 3/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Sheridan explores how the penetration of the evolving capitalist world-system created and destroyed communities in the Upper Santa Cruz Valley of Arizona from the late 1600s to the 1970s. As the valley underwent a wrenching transition from a landscape of community to a landscape of fraud, the betrayal of the Oodham became complete when land, the most elemental form of human space, was transformed from communal resource into commodity, bought and sold for its future value. Today, Mission Tumaccori stands as a romantic icon of the past while the landscapes that supported it lay buried under speculative schemes that continue to haunt our history. In Landscapes of Fraud, Thomas Sheridan has melded history, anthropology, and critical geography to create a penetrating view of greed and power and their lasting effect on those left powerless. The conflicts will be familiar to everyone, but I know of no others so carefully documented and skillfully discussed. This is Sheridans most elegant prose yet! Economic Botany This is a compelling book. It is a rare anthropological page-turner. American Ethnologist

Susan Charnley is a research social scientist at the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station. She has published numerous articles relating to rural communities and forest management in the West.Thomas E. Sheridan is professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona and a research anthropologist at the university's Southwest Center. He is the author of several books, including Landscapes of Fraud: Mission Tumac�cori, the Baca Float, and the Betrayal of the O'odham.

List of Maps
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
The Production of Space in the Upper Santa Cruz Valley
Landscapes of community
The O'odham World and the Jesuit Intrusion
The O'odham and the Franciscans
Hispanic Settlement and the Final Displacement of the O'odham
Landscapes of fraud
Early Anglo Speculation and the Tumacacori Land Grant
Fictitious Capital and Fictitious Landscapes
The Bottom of the Bottle
Rio Rico and the Great Arizona Land Rush
Buried Landscapes
Notes
Glossary of Spanish Terms
References
Index

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