Great Arizona Orphan Abduction

ISBN-10: 067400535X

ISBN-13: 9780674005358

Edition: 1999

Authors: Linda Gordon

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In 1904, New York nuns brought 40 Irish orphans to a remote Arizona mining camp, to be placed with Catholic families. The Catholic families were Mexican. Soon the town's Anglos formed a vigilante squad that kidnapped the children. This is that story.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 9.50" wide x 6.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Linda Gordon is the Florence Kelley Professor of History at New York University. She is the author of numerous books including Dorothea Lange and Impounded, and won the Bancroft Prize for The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction. She lives in New York.

Cast of Principal Characters October 2, 1904, Night: North Clifton, Arizona
September 25, 1904: Grand Central Station, New York City
King Copper October 1, 1904, 6:30 p.m.: Clifton Railroad Station
Mexicans Come to the Mines October 1, 1904, around 7:30 p.m.: Sacred Heart Church, Clifton
The Priest in the Mexican Camp October 2, 1904, Afternoon: Morenci Square and Clifton Library Hall
The Mexican Mothers and the Mexican Town October 2, 1904, Evening: The Hills of Clifton
The Anglo Mothers and the Company Town October 2, 1904, Night: Clifton Hotel
The Strike October 3-4, 1904: Clifton Drugstore and Library Hall, Morenci Hotel
Vigilantism January 1905: Courtroom of the Arizona Territorial Supreme Court, Phoenix
Family and Race Epilogue
Sonoran Highlands Mining Region in 1903 Old Clifton and Morenci
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