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Arizona: A History

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Thomas E. Sheridan has spent a lifetime in Arizona, "living off it and seeking refuge from it." He knows firsthand its canyons, forests, and deserts; he has seen its cities exploding with new growth; and, like many other people, he sometimes fears for its future.

In this book, Sheridan sets forth new ideas about what a history should be. Arizona: A History explores the ways in which Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos have inhabited and exploited Arizona from the pursuit of the Naco mammoth 11,000 years ago to the financial adventurism of Charles Keating and others today. It also examines how perceptions of Arizona have changed, creating new constituencies of tourists, environmentalists, and outside business interests to challenge the dominance of ranchers, mining companies, and farmers who used to control the state. Sheridan emphasizes the crucial role of the federal government in Arizona's development throughout the book.

As Sheridan writes about the past, his eyes are on the inevitable change and compromise of the present and future. He balances the gains and losses as global forces interact more and more with local cultural and environmental factors.

Book News Annotation:

Sheridan (curator of ethnohistory at the Arizona State Museum) explores the ways in which Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos have inhabited and exploited Arizona from the era of the Naco mammoth 11,000 years ago to the present. He also examines how it has changed, with tourists, environmentalists, and outside business interests challenging the dominance of the ranchers, mining companies, and farmers who once controlled the state.
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Synopsis:

Thomas E. Sheridan has spent a lifetime in Arizona, "living off it and seeking refuge from it". He knows firsthand its canyons, forests, and deserts; he has seen its cities exploding with new growth; and, like many other people, he sometimes fears for its future. In this book, Sheridan sets forth new ideas about what a history should be. Arizona: A History explores the ways in which Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos have inhabited and exploited Arizona from the pursuit of the Naco mammoth 11,000 years ago to the financial adventurism of Charles Keating and others today. It also examines how perceptions of Arizona have changed, creating new constituencies of tourists, environmentalists, and outside business interests to challenge the dominance of ranchers, mining companies, and farmers, who used to control the state. Sheridan emphasizes the crucial role of the federal government in Arizona's development throughout the book.

About the Author

Thomas E. Sheridan holds a joint appointment as professor of Anthropology at the Southwest Center and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. He has authored or co-edited eleven other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816515158
Author:
Sheridan, Thomas E.
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Author:
Sheridan, Thomas E.
Location:
Tucson :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Arizona
Subject:
Arizona History.
Subject:
Arizona Maps.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Western History
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
89-5
Publication Date:
19950231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
434
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Thomas E. Sheridan has spent a lifetime in Arizona, "living off it and seeking refuge from it". He knows firsthand its canyons, forests, and deserts; he has seen its cities exploding with new growth; and, like many other people, he sometimes fears for its future. In this book, Sheridan sets forth new ideas about what a history should be. Arizona: A History explores the ways in which Native Americans, Hispanics, and Anglos have inhabited and exploited Arizona from the pursuit of the Naco mammoth 11,000 years ago to the financial adventurism of Charles Keating and others today. It also examines how perceptions of Arizona have changed, creating new constituencies of tourists, environmentalists, and outside business interests to challenge the dominance of ranchers, mining companies, and farmers, who used to control the state. Sheridan emphasizes the crucial role of the federal government in Arizona's development throughout the book.
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