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By Judith Boyce DeMark

Whereas the colonial and territorial sessions in New Mexico background were good documented, and in reality helped create the parable of the yankee West, the modern interval continues to be mostly unexamined. This number of essays treatments that lack by way of interpreting the dramatic social, monetary, and political adjustments that experience happened throughout the 20th century.Thirteen essays current case reports of farm households, groundwater legislations, mining, local American reports, ranch tradition, the function of the army within the state’s economic system, the advance of the prison procedure, geared up exertions, the tuberculosis undefined, public well-being nurses, tourism, and global battle II eastern internment camps. A bibliographic essay offers extra assets for lecturers and scholars, and a photographic essay illustrates the state’s range.

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In religion, as in law, Hispanic women may have had an advantage over Anglos because of the exalted place of holy womensaints and the Virgin Maryin the Hispanic belief structure. Religion Page 17 offered Hispanic women strong spiritual protectors, and they did not hesitate to call on them when necessary. 4 Law and religion put families in a certain set of economic rules. Within marriage, the normal rules of trade and capitalism functioned only indirectly. Both the man and the woman expected to share their economic gains with each other, their children, and to some extent more distant kin.

For example, they warned Royal Jackman against it when he arrived in 1892. Nonetheless he hired Hispanics to clear his 172-acre homestead, planted 150 acres in crops, built an adobe house, and bought twenty-five head of stock and some horses. " Such folk wisdom was born of the cruel experience of farming in the valley. Families with smaller farms patiently rebuilt their farms and homes. Families with larger farms were impatient. 14 Even before the flood of 1905, Anglos and some Hispanic farmers had worked to get federal support to build a dam upstream and have the Reclamation Service tame the river.

Chapter 8 focuses on urban rivalry; Arthur Gomez discusses relations between Farmington, New Mexico, and Durango, Colorado, during the first two decades after World War II. In chapter 9 Robert Kern studies the changes in labor unionism from the turn of the century through the post-World War II period. Four case studies comprise the third section, each study following a different type of newcomer to the state. , examines the tuberculosis industry from 1900 to 1940 and demonstrates the significant impact health seekers had on the economy and population of New Mexico.

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