Major Problems in the History of North American Borderlands

ISBN-10: 0495916927

ISBN-13: 9780495916925

Edition: 2012

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Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces readers to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in American history. The collection of essays and documents in MAJOR PROBLEMS IN NORTH AMERICAN BORDERLANDS surveys the North American past from the point of view of its borderlands. The essays and documents discuss people and events readers may find familiar, such as the founding of early European colonies, U.S. independence, the War of 1812, the U.S.-Mexican War, and Prohibition, but less widely-known events and actors--expanding native peoples, the Bourbon reforms of the Spanish Empire, fleeing slaves and servants, border surveyors, the Mexican Revolution, and key U.S. immigration legislation--also take center stage. In one sense this volume is clearly a work of U.S. history, but it is also Canadian and Mexican and native history with an overriding theme that we must take into account the meetings of different peoples and nations if we are to understand our past and present. This text presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow readers to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. Each chapter includes introductions, source notes, and suggested readings.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Pekka H�m�l�inen is Associate Professor, Borderlands and Native American History, University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Helsinki in 2001. He is the author of WHEN DISEASE MAKES HISTORY: EPIDEMICS AND GREAT HISTORICAL TURNING POINTS (Helsinki University Press, 2006) and THE COMANCHE EMPIRE (Yale University Press, 2008), which won the Bancroft Prize.

What is Borderlands History?
A Comparative Approach to Borderlands
From Borderlands to Borders
Telling North American Border Histories
Early Borderlands: The Southwest
Gin�s de Herrera Horta Testifies on Spanish Treatment of Pueblo Indians, 1601
Pedro Naranjo (Keresan Pueblo) Explains the Pueblo Revolt, 1681
Bishop Benito Crespo Is Confounded by New Mexico, 1730
Father Francisco Casanas de Jes�s Maria on How to Win the Allegiance of the Caddo Indians, 1691
Philbert Ory Urges Louisiana to Open Trade with Spaniards in Natchitoches, 1730
Captain Pierre Marie Francois de Pag�s Reports on Texas, 1767
Indians and Africans Collaborate in Colonial New Mexico
Captivity, Gender, and Social Control in the Texas-Louisiana Borderlands
Middle Grounds, Borderlands, and Frontiers
John Smith on the Powhatan Confederacy, 1624
Chief Powhatan Addresses John Smith, 1609
Father Jean de Br�beuf Instructs Jesuit Missionaries, 1637
Mary Jemison Looks Back on Her Capture by and Life Among Indians, 1824
The South Carolina Government Passes an Act for the Capture of Runaway Slaves, 1700
William Stephens Assesses the Prospects of Slavery in Georgia, 1742
Pierre LeMoyne d�Iberville Addresses Chickasaw and Choctaw Leaders, 1702
Governor Etienne de P�rier Considers the Use of Black Slave Troops against Indians, 1730
Governor Etienne de P�rier Appraises French-English-Chickasaw Relations, 1730
Indian-English Frontiers of Cooperation and Conquest
French Louisiana in the Native Ground
Borderlands, Cultural Exchanges, and New Native Societies
Maneo, All-Father Creator, Warns the Cheyennes about Life with Horses
Saukamappee (Cree) Recalls the Arrival of Horses, Guns, and Smallpox to the Northern Plains, 1787
Marqu�s de Rub� Recommends the Extermination of the Apaches, 1768
Charles McKenzie Describes the Horse and Gun Trade on the Northern Plains, 1805
Rudolph Friedrich Kurz on Gifts, Intermarriage, and the Fur Trade
Francis Chardon Records Relations between Fur Traders and Native Women and a Smallpox Epidemic in the Upper Missouri River, 1836-1839
Intermarriage, Borderlands, and Power
Ecological Change and Indigenous Imperialism in the Southwest Borderlands
Borderlands in Change: The View From Above
Theodore de Croix Compares California to Texas, Coahuila, and New Mexico, 1781
Governor Alejandro O�Reilly Evaluates Lousiana�s Position in Spain�s Colonial Economy, 1769
Bernardo de G�lvez Outlines How to Achieve �Peace by Deceit,� 1786
Pontiac Urges Ottawas, Potawatomis, and Hurons to Rise Up Against the English, 1763
Governor William Tryon Assesses the Potential of North Carolina Backcountry, 1765
George Washington Denounces the Royal Proclamation Line, 1767
Anglo-America and Its Borderlands
New Spain and Its Borderlands
Borderlands in Change: The View From Below
Athanese M�zi�res Courts and Coerces Wichita Chiefs, 1770
John Sibley and a Comanche Chief Try to Impress One Another, 1807
Fernando de la Concha Laments the Corrupting Influence of Indians in the New Mexico Borderlands, 1794
Pedro Bautista Pino Assesses the Condition of New Mexico, 1812
Joseph Holt Ingraham Observes Indians and Slaves in Natchez, 1835
The Dohasan Calendar, 1832-1892
The First Census of Los Angeles, 1781
The Frontier Exchange Economy of the Lower Mississippi Valley
Surviving Mission Life in Alta California
The Mexican North
Jos� Mar�a S�nchez Criticizes Tejanos and Anglo-American Immigrants in Texas, 1828
Tejano Leaders Give Their Opinion of Anglo-American Immigrants, 1832
Donaciano Vigil Grieves the Changing Relationships among New Mexicans, Anglo-Americans, and Indians, 1846
Albino Chac�n Describes Navajo Raiding and Mounting Discontent in New Mexico, 1837
New Mexico�s Chimay� Rebels Denounce Mexico City�s Plan for National Reform, 1837
Manuel Armijo Reports on the Suppression of the Chimay� Rebellion, 1837
Juan Bandini Envisions an International Future for California, 1830
Markets, Persuasion, and Identity in the Southwest Borderlands
Sex, Marriage, and Power in Mexican California
Anglo-American Takeover of the Southwest Borderlands
Texan Rebels Declare Independence, 1836
Stephen Austin�s Map of Empresario Land Grants in Texas, 1835
Rufus Sage Condemns the Inhabitants of New Mexico, 1846
Thomas Catesby Jones Announces United States Takeover of California, 1842
Abraham Lincoln Condemns the War with Mexico, 1848
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848
Antonio Mar�a Pico and Others Criticize California�s Land Policy, 1859
How Stephen F. Austin Became a Rebel
How Indians Shaped the Era of U.S.-Mexican War
Negotiating National Borders
Escaped Slave Describes Appeal of Canada, 1847
Frederick Law Olmsted on Slaves Escaping to Mexico, 1857
Mexican Government Complains of Laborers Flight to the United States, 1873
U.S. Government Seeks Release from Treaty Obligation to Control Indian Raids into Mexico, 1851
Sitting Bull Crosses into Canada to Elude U.S. Authorities, 1877
General Crook Describes Difficulty of Capturing Geronimo, 1883
Juan Cortina Condemns Anglo-Americans for Land Theft, 1859
Declaration of the People of Rupert�s Land and the North-West
Slavery and the Texas-Mexico Border, 1810-1860
The Border, the Buffalo, and the M�tis of Montana
Passages into the Sonora-Arizona Borderlands
Pacific Ties
The United States Government Passes Chinese Exclusion, 1882
Sonora Legislature Bans Mexican-Chinese Marriage, 1923
British Columbia Labor Leader Warns of Dangers of Chinese Migration, 1907
Journalist Julian Ralph Describes Human Smuggling in the Pacific Northwest, 1891
Clifford Perkins Describes Work as �Chinese Inspector� in Arizona, 1978
Frederick Remington Depicts Suffering of Chinese Migrant, 1891
Cartoonish Points to Chinese Use of Canadian and Mexican Borders to Enter the United States, 1880
The Limits of Early U.S. Border Enforcement
The Impact of Exclusion on the Chinese in America
The Mexican Revolution
Samuel Bryan Analyzes Increases in Mexican Immigration, 1912
Flores de Andrade Recalls Her Revolutionary Activity as an Immigrant in El Paso, Texas, 1911
Mexican Migrant Describes Working Life in the United States, 1927
South Texas Rebels Issue Manifesto �The Plan of San Diego,� 1915
President Woodrow Wilson Sends U.S. Army into Mexico, 1916
Sherriff Justifies Deporting Striking Miners from Arizona Town, 1917
U.S. Congress Imposes Restrictions on Migration, 1917
Mexican Migrants Protest Gasoline Baths, 1917
Mexico�s Northern Border and the Coming of the Revolution
The Mexican Revolution and the Birth of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement
El Paso Reporter Recalls Lure of Ju�rez in 1920s, 1968
American Journalist Satirizes American Tourists in Ju�rez, 1925
Columnist C.D. Smith Lampoons American Tourists in Search of Drink in Canada, 1925
Ballad Praises Liquor Smugglers, 1920s
�Contrabando y traici�n� Marks Popularity of Narcocorrido, 1972
Writer Tom Miller Describes Smuggling Electronics into Mexico to Avoid Duties, 1981
Former Smuggler Don Henry Ford, Jr. Describes Why Border Community Drawn to Smuggling Marijuana, 2005
Canadians, Americans, and the Multiple Meanings of Border during Prohibition
U.S. Prohibition and the Drug Trade in Mexico
Migration, Race, and Border Enforcement
U.S. Congressman John Box Warns of the Dangers of Mexican Migration, 1928
Border Patrol Agent Clifford Perkins Recalls Early Challenges of the Organization, 1978
Philip Stevenson Describes the Deportation of Jes�s Pallares, 1936
Report Examines Migrant Labor in South Texas, 1951
Bracero and Migrant Manuel Padilla Remembers Working Life in Borderlands, 1974
President Lyndon Johnson Signs New Immigration Law, 1965
Leslie Marmon Silko Condemns Border Enforcement from a Native American Perspective, 1994
Deportation Policy and the Making and Unmaking of Illegal Aliens
The Crimes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration: A Cross-Border Examination of Operation Wetback, 1943 to 1954
Economic Integration and Mass Migration, 1994-Present
U.S. President Bill Clinton Praises Free Trade Agreement, 1993
Environmental Groups Warn of Damage from NAFTA, 1993
Mexican President Defends Migrants, 2000
Minuteman Defense Corps Calls for Volunteer Border Enforcement, 2005
Reporter Questions Television Anchor�s Anti-Immigration Crusade, 2007
Tribal Government Condemns Border Wall, 2008
Author Describes Death of Migrants in Arizona Desert, 2004
Journalist Reports on Killing of Women Maquiladora Workers in Ju�rez, 1997
Newspaper Describes Increasing Violence of Drug Trade, 2010
Canada-U.S. Relations and the Impermeable Border Post 9/11: The Co-Management of North America
The Stranger or the Prodigal Son?
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