The Resource Sonora : its geographical personality, Robert C. West

Sonora : its geographical personality, Robert C. West

Label
Sonora : its geographical personality
Title
Sonora
Title remainder
its geographical personality
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. West
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A land where some streams ran with gold. A landscape nearly empty of inhabitants in the wake of Apache raids from the north. And a former desert transformed by irrigation into vast fields of wheat and cotton. This was and is the state of Sonora in northwest Mexico. In this cultural historical geography, Robert C. West explores the dual geographic "personality" of this part of Mexico's northern frontier. Utilizing the idea of "old" and "new" landscapes, he describes two Sonoras - to the east, a semiarid to subhumid mountainous region that reached its peak of development in the colonial era and still lives largely in its colonial past; and, to the west, a desert region that in the twentieth century has become a major agricultural producer and the modern center of economic and cultural activity
  • After a description of the physical and biotic aspects of Sonora, West describes the aboriginal farming cultures that inhabited eastern Sonora before the Spanish conquest. Following the conquest, he traces the spread of Jesuit missions and Spanish mining and ranching communities into this land where gold, silver, and copper ores were easily extracted by surface mining. He charts the decline of eastern Sonora with the coming of Apache and Seri raids during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. And he shows how western Sonora has become one of Mexico's most powerful political and economic entities in the twentieth century with the development of large-scale farming and commercial fishing along the Gulf of California. For geographers, historians, anthropologists, and economists, as well as travelers to Sonora and its coastal resorts, this lively and interesting book will be important reading
Cataloging source
DLC
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1913-2001
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West, Robert C.
Dewey number
972/.17
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1346
LC item number
.W47 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human geography
  • Mineral industries
  • Agriculture
  • Sonora (Mexico : State)
  • Sonora (Mexico : State)
  • Mexico
Label
Sonora : its geographical personality, Robert C. West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-182) and index
Contents
1. Physical and Biotic Aspects of Sonora -- 2. The Aboriginal Cultures of Sonora -- 3. Spanish Settlement of Sonora: The Missions -- 4. Spanish Settlement of Sonora: The Mines and Ranches -- 5. Mine and Mission Relations in Colonial Sonora -- 6. Indian Depredations in Sonora -- 7. The Sonoran Gold Craze -- 8. The Growing Domination of Western Sonora -- Appendix A. A Jesuit Memoria -- Appendix B. Property of the Mission of Sahuaripa, 1735 -- Appendix C. Church Lands along the Lower Bavispe Valley, 1790 -- Appendix D. Sellos, 1684 and 1714 -- Appendix E. Monthly Statistics on the Mining Camp of San Francisco de Asis, 1805-1809
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 191 p.
Isbn
9780292765382
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92012490
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u925621-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AIE-6883
  • 01893
  • (OCoLC)25629590
Label
Sonora : its geographical personality, Robert C. West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-182) and index
Contents
1. Physical and Biotic Aspects of Sonora -- 2. The Aboriginal Cultures of Sonora -- 3. Spanish Settlement of Sonora: The Missions -- 4. Spanish Settlement of Sonora: The Mines and Ranches -- 5. Mine and Mission Relations in Colonial Sonora -- 6. Indian Depredations in Sonora -- 7. The Sonoran Gold Craze -- 8. The Growing Domination of Western Sonora -- Appendix A. A Jesuit Memoria -- Appendix B. Property of the Mission of Sahuaripa, 1735 -- Appendix C. Church Lands along the Lower Bavispe Valley, 1790 -- Appendix D. Sellos, 1684 and 1714 -- Appendix E. Monthly Statistics on the Mining Camp of San Francisco de Asis, 1805-1809
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 191 p.
Isbn
9780292765382
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92012490
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u925621-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AIE-6883
  • 01893
  • (OCoLC)25629590

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