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The Franciscan mission San Jose de Tumacacori and the perennially undermanned presidio Tubac become John L. Kessell's windows on the Arizona-Sonora frontier in this colorful documentary history. His fascinating view extends from the Jesuit expulsion to the coming of the U.S. Army.

Kessell provides exciting accounts of the explorations of Francisco Garces, Anza's expeditions, and the Yuma massacre. Drawing from widely scattered archival materials, he vividly describes the epic struggle between Bishop reyes and Father President Barbastro, the missionary scandals of 1815-18, and the bloody victory of Mexican civilian volunteers over Apaches in Arivaipa Canyon in 1832. Numerous missionaries, presidials, and bureacrats--nameless in histories until now--emerge as living, swearing, praying, individuals.

This authoritative chronicles offers an engrossing picture of the continually threatened mission frontier. Refomers championing civil rights for mission Indians time and again challenged the friars' "tight-fisted paternalistic control" over their wards. Expansionists repeatedly saw their plans dashed by Indian raids, uncooperative military officials, or lack of financial support.

Frairs, Soldiers, and Reformers brings into sharp focus the long, blurry period between Jesuit Sonora and Territorial Arizona.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. viii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. Richard E. Greenleaf
  3. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. 1. Jesuit Foundations
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 2. Gray Robes for Black, 1767–68
  2. pp. 11-26
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  1. 3. The Archreformer Backs Down, 1768–72
  2. pp. 27-63
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  1. 4. Tumacácori or Troy? 1772–74
  2. pp. 64-90
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  1. 5. The Course of Empire, 1774–76
  2. pp. 91-121
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  1. 6. The Promise and Default of the Provincias Internas, 1776–81
  2. pp. 122-146
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  1. 7. The Challenge of a Reforming Bishop, 1781–95
  2. pp. 147-177
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  1. 8. A Quarrel Among Friars, 1795–1808
  2. pp. 178-214
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  1. 9. “Corruption Has Come Among Us,” 1808–20
  2. pp. 215-240
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  1. 10. A Trampled Guarantee, 1820–28
  2. pp. 241-274
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  1. 11. Hanging On, 1828–56
  2. pp. 275-320
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 321-322
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 323-336
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816533190
Related ISBN
9780816505470
MARC Record
OCLC
966902940
Pages
365
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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