408 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 14 halftones, 1 map, 2 graphs, 6 tables
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6839-0
Published: July 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-6838-3
Published: July 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-6840-6
Published: May 2022
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Contributors include Alberto Barrera-Enderle, Alice Baumgartner, Lance R. Blyth, Timothy Bowman, Elaine Carey, William D. Carrigan, José Carlos Cisneros Guzmán, Alejandra Díaz de León, Miguel Ángel González-Quiroga, Santiago Ivan Guerra, Gerardo Gurza-Lavalle, Sonia Hernández, Alan Knight, José Gabriel Martínez-Serna, Brandon Morgan, and Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez, Andrew J. Torget, and Clive Webb.
Published with support provided by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas
About the Authors
Andrew J. Torget is author of Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850.
For more information about Andrew J. Torget, visit the Author Page.
Gerardo Gurza-Lavalle is professor of history at the Instituto Mora in Mexico City.
For more information about Gerardo Gurza-Lavalle, visit the Author Page.
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