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The Far Southwest, 1846-1912: A Territorial Historyby Lamar, Howard R.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Retail Price: $24.95
Issue: Summer 2001
Newly reprinted, this book describes the political and cultural evolution of the New Mexico territory after the United States acquired it through the Mexican Cession. One chapter addresses the Civil War's impact on the region and people. The battles at Valverde and Glorieta Pass are mentioned, but Howard R. Lamar also draws attention to the underlying social tensions between Hispanics and Anglos, fears by natives of domination by Texas, the peonage and slavery practiced against black and Indians, and the Union army's violent efforts to pacify local Indians.