The Hispanic Elite of the Southwest Author:Manuel G. Gonzales "The Hispanic Elite" is Southwestern Studies Series No. 86, published by U of Texas at El Paso. — The paperback edition has two ISBNs printed on the cover and copyright page. (See note on ISBNs below.) — ISBN 0874041732 (paper) — ISBN 0874041724 (cloth) — After the American takeover of the Southwest in 1848, most Mexicans living in the conquered ter... more »ritories were reluctant to be incorporated into the new society. A significant minoroty, however, especially under the rancho aristocracy, apparently made the transition to life in the United States without too much trouble.
In this book, Manuel G. Gonzales examines this pro-American Hispanic elite during the course of the 19th century -- a group glorified by some historians and maligned by others -- in an effort to explain the complex motives for 'accommodation' of such individuals as Jose Antonio Navarro and Juan Seguin in Texas, Mariano Vallejo and Pablo de la Guerra in New Mexico, and Estevan Ochoa and Mariano Samaniego in Arizona.
Note on ISBNs for this book:
The ISBN 0874041732 for the paperback edition appears to also be used by another volume entitled "Standoff at the Border, A Failure of Microdiplomacy", Southwestern Studies Series No. 87.
The ISBN 0874041724 for the cloth edition, however, appears to be be correct for this volume.« less