The Resource Coast-to-coast empire : Manifest Destiny and the New Mexico borderlands, William S. Kiser

Coast-to-coast empire : Manifest Destiny and the New Mexico borderlands, William S. Kiser

Label
Coast-to-coast empire : Manifest Destiny and the New Mexico borderlands
Title
Coast-to-coast empire
Title remainder
Manifest Destiny and the New Mexico borderlands
Statement of responsibility
William S. Kiser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Following Zebulon Pike’s expeditions in the early nineteenth century, U.S. expansionists focused their gaze on the Southwest. Explorers, traders, settlers, boundary adjudicators, railway surveyors, and the U.S. Army crossed into and through New Mexico, transforming it into a battleground for competing influences determined to control the region. Previous histories have treated the Santa Fe trade, the American occupation under Colonel Stephen W. Kearny, the antebellum Indian Wars, debates over slavery, the Pacific Railway, and the Confederate invasion during the Civil War as separate events in New Mexico. In Coast-to-Coast Empire, William S. Kiser demonstrates instead that these developments were interconnected parts of a process by which the United States effected the political, economic, and ideological transformation of the region. New Mexico was an early proving ground for Manifest Destiny, the belief that U.S. possession of the entire North American continent was inevitable. Kiser shows that the federal government’s military commitment to the territory stemmed from its importance to U.S. expansion. Americans wanted California, but in order to retain possession of it and realize its full economic and geopolitical potential, they needed New Mexico as a connecting thoroughfare in their nation-building project. The use of armed force to realize this claim fundamentally altered New Mexico and the Southwest. Soldiers marched into the territory at the onset of the Mexican-American War and occupied it continuously through the 1890s, leaving an indelible imprint on the region’s social, cultural, political, judicial, and economic systems. By focusing on the activities of a standing army in a civilian setting, Kiser reshapes the history of the Southwest, underlining the role of the military not just in obtaining territory but in retaining it"--Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kiser, William S.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F801
LC item number
.K57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New Mexico
  • Manifest Destiny
Label
Coast-to-coast empire : Manifest Destiny and the New Mexico borderlands, William S. Kiser
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Merchant capitalism and the Santa Fe trade -- 2. The occupation and conquest of New Mexico -- 3. Indian wars and the contest for the southwestern frontier -- 4. Popular sovereignty and peculiar institutions -- 5. Railroad capitalism and the transcontinental line -- 6. The Civil War and the final contest for New Mexico
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780806160269
Lccn
2017046329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40028430814
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033548393
  • (OCoLC)on1033548393
Label
Coast-to-coast empire : Manifest Destiny and the New Mexico borderlands, William S. Kiser
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Merchant capitalism and the Santa Fe trade -- 2. The occupation and conquest of New Mexico -- 3. Indian wars and the contest for the southwestern frontier -- 4. Popular sovereignty and peculiar institutions -- 5. Railroad capitalism and the transcontinental line -- 6. The Civil War and the final contest for New Mexico
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780806160269
Lccn
2017046329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40028430814
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033548393
  • (OCoLC)on1033548393

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