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Description - Fugitive Landscapes by Samuel Truett

Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest StudiesIn the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Mexicans and Americans joined together to transform the U.S.-Mexico borderlands into a crossroads of modern economic development. This book reveals the forgotten story of their ambitious dreams and their ultimate failure to control this fugitive terrain. Focusing on a mining region that spilled across the Arizona-Sonora border, this book shows how entrepreneurs, corporations, and statesmen tried to domesticate nature and society within a transnational context. Efforts to tame a "wild" frontier were stymied by labor struggles, social conflict, and revolution. Fugitive Landscapes explores the making and unmaking of the U.S.-Mexico border, telling how ordinary people resisted the domination of empires, nations, and corporations to shape transnational history on their own terms. By moving beyond traditional national narratives, it offers new lessons for our own border-crossing age.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300143317
ISBN-10: 0300143311
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Samuel Truett

Samuel Truett is associate professor, Department of History, University of New Mexico.