From Savages to Subjects: Missions in the History of the American Southwest (Latin American Realities) pdf epub fb2

From Savages to Subjects: Missions in the History of the American Southwest (Latin American Realities) by Robert H. Jackson pdf epub fb2

From Savages to Subjects: Missions in the History of the American Southwest (Latin American Realities) Author: Robert H. Jackson
Title: From Savages to Subjects: Missions in the History of the American Southwest (Latin American Realities)
ISBN: 0765605988
ISBN13: 978-0765605986
Other Formats: azw lrf mbr txt
Pages: 172 pages
Publisher: Routledge (October 4, 2000)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1297 kb
Size EPUB version: 1496 kb
Subcategory: Americas




Incorporating recent findings by leading Southwest scholars as well as original research, this book takes a fresh new look at the history of Spanish missions in northern Mexico/the American Southwest during the 17th and 18th centuries. Far from a record of heroic missionaries, steadfast soldiers, and colonial administrators, it examines the experiences of the natives brought to live on the missions, and the ways in which the mission program attempted to change just about every aspect of indigenous life. Emphasizing the effect of the missions on native populations, demographic patterns, economics, and socio-cultural change, this path-breaking work fills a major gap in the history of the Southwest.