1st printing with number 1 in line on copyright page. Small remainder mark on bottom edge. Front panel of dj has a neat closed tear repair.
This extensive volume presents New Mexico history from its prehistoric beginnings to the present in essays and articles by fifty prominent historians and scholars representing various disciplines including history, anthropology, Native American and Chicano studies. Contributors include Rick Hendricks, John L. Kessell, Peter Iverson, Rina Swentzell, Sylvia Rodriguez, William deBuys, Robert J. Torrez, Malcolm Ebright, Herman Agoyo, and Paula Gunn Allen, among many others. Thematic sections examine land, water, and the culture of space; indigenous peoples; Coronado and the northern Province; the Mexican period; the territorial period; and New Mexico in the twentieth century into the present.