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Joining an acclaimed multivolume work funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission is a new volume of The Presidio and Militia on the Northern Frontier of New Spain. As the work of the Documentary Relations of the Southwest project, under the general editorship of Charles W. Polzer, S.J., the volumes stand alone in their translation and publication of a wide variety of documents that describe the Spanish exploration and conquest of what is now the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The presidial system of northern New Spain's Central and Texas Corridor was an evolving institution used for exploration, military presence and defense against foreign powers, local militia duty, mission support, personal service, and penal obligations. The new volume, which covers parts of what is now Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico, includes letters, diaries, judicial papers, military reports, and interrogations. Difficult for researchers to access and sometimes to decipher, the records are presented in Spanish and in English translation, annotated and introduced by the volume editors.

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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction to This Volume
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  1. The Central Corridor: Its Heartland
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  1. Introduction: The Central Corridor during the Eighteenth Century
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  1. I. Defense of the Central Corridor (1711–1715)
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  1. Establishment of the Mapimí Presidio, 1711
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  1. Attack on the Hacienda of La Zarca, 1715
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  1. II. Ladrón de Guevara's Report Concerning the Kingdom of Nuevo León (1739)
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  1. III. The Role of the Private Army on the Northern Frontier (1742–1759)
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  1. Establishment of the Presidio of El Pasaje near Santa María de Parras, 1742
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  1. Attempt to Reestablish the Presidio of El Pasaje, 1753
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  1. Termination of the Presidio of El Pasaje, 1759
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  1. IV. Father Menchero's Plan to Reestablish Missions and Presidios on the Río Grande (1747)
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  1. V. Captain Berroterán’s Report on the Condition of Nueva Vizcaya (1748)
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  1. Nuevo México: The Northern Limits of the Central Corridor
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  1. Introduction: Beleaguered New Mexico
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  1. VI. Problems of Defense (1707–1727)
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  1. Defense of the El Paso and Santa Fe Presidios, 1707
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  1. Sentencing of Presidial Criminals, 1710
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  1. Judgment on the Villasur Campaign, 1727
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  1. VII. Reform of the Presidios of New Mexico (1741–1761)
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  1. Bando Prohibiting Gambling and Attacks on Defenseless Women and Children, 1741
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  1. Court Martial of Soldiers from the Alburquerque Company, 1742
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  1. Roster and Inventory for the Santa Fe Presidio, 1761
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  1. The Texas Corridor
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  1. Introduction: New Spain's Occupation of Texas
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  1. VIII. The Failed First Attempts to Establish Missions in Texas (1690–1694)
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  1. Alonso de León's Expedition in Search of the French, 1690
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  1. Mazanet on the Prospects for Settlement, 1690
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  1. Mazanet Seeks Aid for the Tejas Mission, 1693
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  1. Mazanet Abandons the Tejas Mission, 1694
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  1. IX. The Establishment of Permanent Missions and the First Presidios (1716–1729)
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  1. Espinosa's Diary of the 1716 Entrada
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  1. Peña's Account of the 1720–1722 Entrada
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  1. Dereliction of Duty at La Bahía Presidio, 1724
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  1. Casafuerte's Order Suppressing the Tejas Presidio, 1729
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  1. X. New Mission Expansion and Meeting the Apache Threat (1730–1758)
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  1. Fernández de Santa Ana's Petition for an Apache Mission, 1750
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  1. Fray Mariano's Letter to the Viceroy, 1752
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  1. Fray Molina on the San Sabá Massacre, 1758
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  1. Glossary
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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  1. About the Editors
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ISBN
9780816541645
Related ISBN(s)
9780816516933
MARC Record
OCLC
1255776308
Launched on MUSE
2021-06-12
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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