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Line in the sand : a history of the Western U.S.-Mexico border

Author: Rachel C St John
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011
Series: America in the world
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Details the dramatic transformation of the western US - Mexico border from its creation at the end of the Mexican - American War in 1848 to the emergence of the modern boundary line. This title  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel C St John
ISBN: 9780691141541 0691141541 9780691156132 0691156131
OCLC Number: 770715921
Awards: Commended for Spur Award: Best Western Nonfiction - Contemporary 2012
Description: x, 284 s. : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Chapter One: A New Map for North America: Defining the Border 12 Chapter Two: Holding the Line: Fighting Land Pirates and Apaches on the Border 39 Chapter Three: Landscape of Profits: Cultivating Capitalism across the Border 63 Chapter Four: The Space Between: Policing the Border 90 Chapter Five: Breaking Ties, Building Fences: Making War on the Border 119 Chapter Six: Like Night and Day: Regulating Morality with the Border 148 Chapter Seven: Insiders/Outsiders: Managing Immigration at the Border 174 Conclusion 198 Notes 209 Bibliography 249 Index 273
Series Title: America in the world
Responsibility: Rachel C. St. John

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Finalist for the 2012 Spur Award for Best Western Nonfiction, Contemporary (1900-Present), Western Writers of America "[R]emarkably well-told tale of the origins of the U.S.-Mexico border line and Read more...

 
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