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Weber, David J.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 172 publications in 2 languages and 10,370 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: F799, 975.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David J Weber
The Spanish frontier in North America by David J Weber( )
27 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 3,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1513, when Ponce de Leon stepped ashore on a beach of what is now Florida, Spain gained its first foothold in North America. For the next three hundred years, Spaniards ranged through the continent building forts to defend strategic places, missions to proselytize Indians, and farms, ranches, and towns to reconstruct a familiar Iberian world. This engagingly written and well-illustrated book presents an up-to-date overview of the Spanish colonial period in North America. It provides a sweeping account not only of the Spaniards' impact on the lives, institutions, and environments of the native peoples but also of the effect of native North Americans on the societies and cultures of the Spanish settlers. With apt quotations and colorful detail, David J. Weber evokes the dramatic era of the first Spanish-Indian contact in North America, describes the establishment, expansion, and retraction of the Spanish frontier, and recounts the forging of a Hispanic empire that ranged from Florida to California. Weber refutes the common assumption that while the English and French came to the New World to settle or engage in honest trade, the Spaniards came simply to plunder. The Spanish missionaries, soldiers, and traders who lived in America were influenced by diverse motives, and Weber shows that their behavior must be viewed in the context of their own time and within their own frame of reference. Throughout his book Weber deals with many other interesting issues, including the difference between English, French, and Spanish treatment of Indians, the social and economic integration of Indian women into Hispanic society, and the reasons why Spanish communities in North America failed to develop at the rate that the English settlements did. His magisterial work broadens our understanding of the American past by illuminating a neglected but integral part of the nation's heritage
Foreigners in their native land : historical roots of the Mexican Americans by David J Weber( Book )
17 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Most recent studies about Mexican Americans deal only with the twentieth century. This book provides the much-needed historical perspective that is essential for a full understanding of the present. Dozens of selections from firsthand accounts, introduced by the editor's knowledgeable essays, capture the flavor and mood of the Mexican American experience in the Southwest from the early seventeenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
The Mexican frontier, 1821-1846 : the American Southwest under Mexico by David J Weber( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Spain's far northern frontier : essays on Spain in the American West, 1540-1821 ( Book )
13 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lost trappers by David H Coyner( )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What caused the Pueblo Revolt of 1680? by David J Weber( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trading in Santa Fe : John M. Kingsbury's correspondence with James Josiah Webb, 1853-1861 by John M Kingsbury( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arms, Indians, and the mismanagement of New Mexico by Donaciano Vigil( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The extranjeros; selected documents from the Mexican side of the Santa Fe Trail, 1825-1828 by David J Weber( Book )
5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Idea of Spanish borderlands by David J Weber( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Northern Mexico on the eve of the United States invasion : rare imprints concerning California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, 1821-1846 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in Spanish and English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fortunes are for the few : letters of a forty-niner by Charles William Churchill( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the edge of empire : the Taos hacienda of los Martínez by David J Weber( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La frontera norte de México, 1821-1846 : el sudoeste norteamericano en su época mexicana by David J Weber( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Troubles in Texas, 1832 : a Tejano viewpoint from San Antonio : with a translation and facsimile by San Antonio (Tex.)( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El México perdido : ensayos escogidos sobre el antiguo norte de México (1540-1821) : antología de David J. Weber by David J Weber( Book )
8 editions published in 1976 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La frontera española en América del Norte by David J Weber( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bárbaros Spaniards and their savages in the Age of Enlightenment by David J Weber( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two centuries after Cortes and Pizarro seized the Aztec and Inca empires, Spain's conquest of America remained unfinished. Indians retained control over most of the lands in Spain's American empire. Mounted on horseback, savvy about European ways and often possessing firearms, independent Indians continued to find new ways to resist subjugation by Spanish soldiers and conversion by Spanish missionaries. In this panoramic study, David Weber explains how late eighteenth-century Spanish administrators tried to fashion a more enlightened policy toward the people they called barbaros, or 'savages'. Even Spain's most powerful monarchs failed, however, to enforce a consistent, well-reasoned policy toward Indians. At one extreme, powerful independent Indians forced Spaniards to seek peace, acknowledge autonomous tribal governments and recognise the existence of tribal lands, fulfilling the Crown's oft-stated wish to use 'gentle' means in dealing with Indians. At the other extreme the Crown abandoned its principles, authorising bloody wars on Indians when Spanish officers believed they could defeat them. Power, says Weber, more than the power of ideas, determined how Spaniards treated 'savages' in the Age of Enlightenment
Zaldívar and the cattle of Cíbola : Vicente de Zaldívar's report of his expedition to the buffalo plains in 1598 by Vicente de Zaldívar( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myth and the history of the Hispanic southwest : essays by David J Weber( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays explores the complex ways that myth and history have interacted in the cultural memory of the Hispanic southwest
 
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Alternative Names
Weber, David Joseph 1940-2010
Weber, David Joseph Weber
Languages
English (119)
Spanish (25)
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