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Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict over Land in the American West, 1840-1900

Maria Montoya

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227446
eISBN:
9780520926486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227446.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Although Mexico lost its northern territories to the United States in 1848, battles over property rights and ownership have remained intense. This turbulent, vividly narrated story of the Maxwell ... More


“Stand on the Rights of the Company and Make a Square Fight of It”: Land-Grant Myths, Conflicts with the Government, and Squatterism

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about the land-grants given by the Southern Pacific, and looks at squatterism and the land-grant myths. These myths were exaggerated and misinterpreted accounts of the significance ... More


Building the New Deal Administrative State

Christopher P. Loss

in Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148274
eISBN:
9781400840052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148274.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter turns to venues that linked the New Deal state and higher education in the 1930s, when federal policymakers used higher education to help adjust the American people to life in a ... More


Southwest Ranchos: Land Grants and Land Loss

Steven W. Bender

in Tierra Y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814791257
eISBN:
9780814739136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791257.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the role of law, lawyers, squatters, and nature in the monumental loss of millions of acres of southwestern land, which displaced the once land-rich Latino/as and reconstituted ... More


Not Your Father's University

David B. Audretsch

in Entrepreneurial Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183504
eISBN:
9780199783885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183504.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The view regarding the role of universities has changed dramatically in the entrepreneurial society. There are several reasons for the emergence of the university as an engine of economic growth. The ... More


A Land of “Well-tilled Little Farms”: Land-Grant Development

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter takes a look at the development of the land grants in California and the western regions. It first studies the status of the early land sales of the Southern Pacific Company, before ... More


Contested Boundaries

MaríA E. Montoya

in Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict over Land in the American West, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227446
eISBN:
9780520926486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227446.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Jicarilla Apaches were to set foot on what would become known as the Maxwell Land Grant; people told stories, and boundary markers were rooted in the particular culture of the group inhabiting ... More


Lekhapaddhati: Documents of State and Everyday Life from Ancient and Medieval Gujarat

Pushpa Prasad

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195684476
eISBN:
9780199082100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195684476.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Lekhapaddhati, whose translation with full annotation is offered in this volume, is unique in the whole body of ancient Sanskrit texts. It is a collection of actual or specimen documents (lekhas) ... More


From Ancient to Medieval

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0031
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The central factor that eventually transformed ancient Indian society into a medieval society was the practice of land grants. The brahmanas were granted villages free from taxes which were collected ... More


“In the Outer Boundaries”: Pentecostalism, Politics, and Reies López Tijerina's Civic Activism

Rudiger V. Busto

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the roots of Tijerina's land grant activism in light of his Pentecostal training, his experience with “sacred” texts, and his eventual return to Roman Catholicism. It looks at ... More


2 Southwest Ranchos: Land Grants and Land Loss

Steven W. Bender

in Tierra Y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814791257
eISBN:
9780814739136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791257.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the role of law, lawyers, squatters, and nature in the monumental loss of millions of acres of southwestern land, which displaced the once land-rich Latino/as and reconstituted ... More


Epilogue

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter summarizes how the Southern Pacific Railroad affected the course of human affairs in its territories. Its contributions to water supply, environment and resource conservation, land ... More


land, Sovereignty, and the Modernist Deployment of “Religion”

Tisa Wenger

in We Have a Religion: The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832622
eISBN:
9781469605869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894217_wenger.8
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter illustrates the Pueblos' struggle for land and sovereignty. Long before the arrival of Spaniards, Mexicans, or Americans, the Pueblo Indians were building towns and cultivating fields ... More


Land-Development Politics and the American Civil War

Adam Wesley Dean

in An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter deals directly with the Civil War, exploring the secession crisis in California, wartime federal policy, and the beliefs of Union soldiers. Each of these episodes shows how Republican ... More


The Evangelist

Lorena Oropeza

in The King of Adobe: Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653297
eISBN:
9781469653310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653297.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In New Mexico, Reies López Tijerina saw long-held aspirations—to secure a piece of land, to find ultimate justice, and even to establish and protect a cultural haven—hit fertile ground. Within two ... More


Hero Making in El Movimiento: Reies López Tijerina and the Chicano Nationalist Imaginary

Lee Bebout

in Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670864
eISBN:
9781452946917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670864.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the internal diversity and the desire for unity within the Chicano movement. More specifically, it analyzes the sites of tension and influence between two competing strands of ... More


Founding the University of California at Irvine: High Modern Social Science and Technocratic Public Policy

Ethan Schrum

in The Instrumental University: Education in Service of the National Agenda after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736643
eISBN:
9781501736650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736643.003.0007
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 6 shows how the University of California at Irvine, planned under Kerr’s guidance, exemplified the instrumental university in its attempt to install perhaps the most pervasive high modern ... More


Tragedies, Blunders, and Promises: Creating a Public School System

William E. Ellis

in A History of Education in Kentucky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129778
eISBN:
9780813135724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129778.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Much has been written about the early exploration, settlement, and conquest of Kentucky. From the earliest days of settlement in “Kentucke”, there were children to be educated. Elementary, or ... More


The Book of the Day of Judgement

Sally Harvey

in Domesday: Book of Judgement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669783
eISBN:
9780191757501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669783.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores the true significance of the name ‘Domesday’. It demonstrates that it was in the English tradition that the ceremonies and language of land-grants should invoke Judgement Day. ... More


The Village Emerges

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the tripartite nature of the settlement pattern that emerged at St. Louis during the 1760s: it consisted of a nuclear village, plowlands for sowing grain, and commons for ... More


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