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Great river : the Rio Grande in North American history

Author: Paul Horgan; James H. Sutton Jr. and Sylvia Leal Carvajal Collection.; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress); Fitzgerald Rivers of America Collection (Library of Congress); Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Rinehart and Company, 1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A distinguished historian examines the development of the region and surveys the amalgamation of the aboriginal Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American civilizations.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995.
Great river.
New York, Rinehart, 1954
(OCoLC)577883501
Online version:
Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995.
Great river.
New York, Rinehart, 1954
(OCoLC)607895554
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Horgan; James H. Sutton Jr. and Sylvia Leal Carvajal Collection.; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress); Fitzgerald Rivers of America Collection (Library of Congress); Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
OCLC Number: 597404
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for History, 1955.
Description: 2 volumes (xv, 1020 pages) : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. Indians and Spain --
v. 2. Mexico and the United States. Book one: the Indian Rio Grande. The ancients --
The cliffs --
To the river --
The stuff of life --
Book two: the Spanish Rio Grande. The river of palms --
Rivals --
Upland river --
The travellers' tales --
Destiny and the future --
Faith and bad faith --
Facing battle --
Battle piece --
The garrison --
Siege --
The eastern plains --
Prophecy and retreat --
Lords and victims --
The river of May --
Four enterprises --
Possession --
The river capital --
Collective memory --
Duties --
A dark day in winter --
The Battle of Acoma --
Afterthoughts --
Exchange --
The promises --
The desert fathers --
The two majesties --
The hungry --
"This miserable kingdom" --
The terror --
Limit of vision --
A way to the Texas --
The great captain --
Fort St. John Baptist --
Early towns --
Colonial Texas --
Mexico bay --
Forgotten lessons --
Hacienda and village --
The world intrudes --
The shout --
The broken grasp of Spain --
Book three: the Mexican Rio Grande. A colony for Mexico --
A wild strain --
The twin sisters --
Last return --
The spark --
The Ariel --
Slavery --
Bad blood --
The Mexico trade --
Tormented loyalties --
"God and Texas" --
From Mexico's point of view --
Fortunes of New Mexico --
Revolt up river --
The river republic --
The Santa Fe pioneers --
Border smoke --
To Mier and beyond --
Diplomacies --
The United States to the river --
Book four: the United States Rio Grande. "Way, you Rio" --
Collective prophecy --
Bivouac --
The Army of the Rio Grande --
The cannonade --
Fort Texas --
The listeners --
Palo Alto --
Resaca de la Palma --
The river dead --
The nation's war --
Invasion summer --
Recurrent frontier --
Upstream and inland --
The Army of the West --
The secret agent --
Bloodless possession --
The Army of Chihuahua --
The free Missourians --
Brazito and the pass --
Counterdance --
The avengers --
Massacre at Taos --
Chihuahua --
Trial at Taos --
All on the plains of Mexico --
El Dorado --
Contraband --
A thread of spirit --
Boundaries --
Flag and lamplight --
The Rio Grande divided --
The desolate --
Confederate border --
The second Mexican empire --
The Mexican moon --
Bad men and good --
The last wagons --
The last frontiersman --
Treasure --
The last earth secrets --
Revolution and reflex --
Utility and vision.
Responsibility: by Paul Horgan.

Abstract:

A distinguished historian examines the development of the region and surveys the amalgamation of the aboriginal Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American civilizations.

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