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Gardens of New Spain : how Mediterranean plants and foods changed America

Author: William W Dunmire
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When the Spanish began colonizing the Americas in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, they brought with them the plants and foods of their homeland--wheat, melons, grapes, vegetables, and every kind of Mediterranean fruit. Missionaries and colonists introduced these plants to the native peoples of Mexico and the American Southwest, where they became staple crops alongside the corn, beans, and squash that had
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dunmire, William W.
Gardens of New Spain.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004
(OCoLC)644130171
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William W Dunmire
ISBN: 029270271X 9780292702714 0292705646 9780292705647
OCLC Number: 54462061
Description: xviii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pre-Columbian Spain --
the full hourglass --
Mexico before Columbus --
Pre-Columbus agriculture in the American southwest --
European plantways to the New World: 1492-1521 --
Old World agriculture comes to the Mexican mainland --
Spanish trade, technology, and livestock --
New Mexico's first Mediterranean gardens --
Into Sonora and Arizona --
The corridor into Texas --
Hispanic farmers return to New Mexico --
Mediterranean connections to Florida and California --
Appendix: Master plant list.
Responsibility: by William W. Dunmire ; illustrated by Evangeline L. Dunmire.
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