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Weber, David J.

Works: 59 works in 313 publications in 2 languages and 18,088 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Records and correspondence  Literature  Bibliography  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
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Most widely held works by David J Weber
The Spanish frontier in North America by David J Weber( )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 4,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1513, when Ponce de Leon stepped ashore on a beach of what is now Florida, Spain gained its first foothold in North America. For the next three hundred years, Spaniards ranged through the continent building forts to defend strategic places, missions to proselytize Indians, and farms, ranches, and towns to reconstruct a familiar Iberian world. This engagingly written and well-illustrated book presents an up-to-date overview of the Spanish colonial period in North America. It provides a sweeping account not only of the Spaniards' impact on the lives, institutions, and environments of the native peoples but also of the effect of native North Americans on the societies and cultures of the Spanish settlers. With apt quotations and colorful detail, David J. Weber evokes the dramatic era of the first Spanish-Indian contact in North America, describes the establishment, expansion, and retraction of the Spanish frontier, and recounts the forging of a Hispanic empire that ranged from Florida to California. Weber refutes the common assumption that while the English and French came to the New World to settle or engage in honest trade, the Spaniards came simply to plunder. The Spanish missionaries, soldiers, and traders who lived in America were influenced by diverse motives, and Weber shows that their behavior must be viewed in the context of their own time and within their own frame of reference. Throughout his book Weber deals with many other interesting issues, including the difference between English, French, and Spanish treatment of Indians, the social and economic integration of Indian women into Hispanic society, and the reasons why Spanish communities in North America failed to develop at the rate that the English settlements did. His magisterial work broadens our understanding of the American past by illuminating a neglected but integral part of the nation's heritage
Bárbaros : Spaniards and their savages in the Age of Enlightenment by David J Weber( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this panoramic study, David J. Weber explains how late eighteenth-century Spanish administrators tried to fashion a more enlightened policy toward the people they called barbaros, or "savages." Even Spain's most powerful monarchs failed, however, to enforce a consistent, well-reasoned policy toward Indians. At one extreme, powerful independent Indians forced Spaniards to seek peace, acknowledge autonomous tribal governments, and recognize the existence of tribal lands, fulfilling the Crown's oft-stated wish to use "gentle" means in dealing with Indians. At the other extreme the Crown abandoned its principles, authorizing bloody wars on Indians when Spanish officers believed they could defeat them. Power, says Weber, more than the power of ideas, determined how Spaniards treated "savages" in the Age of Enlightenment."--Jacket
Foreigners in their native land : historical roots of the Mexican Americans by David J Weber( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most recent studies about Mexican Americans deal only with the twentieth century. This book provides the much-needed historical perspective that is essential for a full understanding of the present. Dozens of selections from firsthand accounts, introduced by the editor's knowledgeable essays, capture the flavor and mood of the Mexican American experience in the Southwest from the early seventeenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century."--Jacket
The Mexican frontier, 1821-1846 : the American Southwest under Mexico by David J Weber( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish Bourbons and wild Indians by David J Weber( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These lectures chronicle the Spanish Empire's policies toward the Indians of the Americas in the late eighteenth century. Since Indians independently controlled most of the area that Spain claimed to own, the Spaniards began to make significant political accommodations with some of these ''savages'' or ''wild Indians, '' whom they could neither defeat nor convert. Weber demonstrates that Spain's ideal mission changed between the Habsburg and Bourbon eras and, more importantly, local circumstances and local people, including Indians, determined how a mission would measure up to the Crown's objec
New Spain's far northern frontier : essays on Spain in the American West, 1540-1821 by David J Weber( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost trappers by David H Coyner( )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first publication in 1847, The Lost Trappers has been a fascinating riddle for historians. Its author claimed it was a true narrative of the wanderings of Ezekiel Williams and other fur trappers in the Rocky Mountains from 1807 to 1810. Experts questioned its authenticity; many now believe that most of the adventures really happened, although final proof remains elusive. Two things seem certain: this book mirrored American opinion of the frontier at that time, and it influenced the Western movement. This is the first all-new, edited edition of The Lost Trappers since its initial publication. David J. Weber, historian of the American West, has written an introductory essay and has footnoted 136 names, dates, and events. Two related documents have been appended, including a long letter from Ezekiel Williams written in 1816. These provide fresh evidence of a factual basis for parts of the narrative. This new and authoritative edition will arouse discussion and challenge researchers. Most readers will read it simply for enjoyment as a tale; students will find insights into many actual details of the fur trade
The Taos trappers : the fur trade in the Far Southwest, 1540-1846 by David J Weber( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comprehensive history, David J. Weber draws on Spanish, Mexican, and American sources to describe the development of the Taos trade and the early penetration of the area by French and American trappers. Within this borderlands region, colorful characters such as Ewing Young, Kit Carson, Peg-leg Smith, and the Robidoux brothers pioneered new trails to the Colorado Basin, the Gila River, and the Pacific and contributed to the wealth that flowed east along the Santa Fe Trail
Where cultures meet : frontiers in Latin American history by Jane M Rausch( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Where Cultures Meet, editors Weber and Rausch have collected twenty essays that explore how the frontier experience has helped create Latin American national identities and institutions. Using 'frontier' to mean more than 'border,' Weber and Rausch regard frontiers as the geographic zones of interaction between distinct cultures. Each essay in the volume illuminates the recipro-cal influences of the 'pioneer' culture and the 'frontier' culture, as they contend with each other and their physical environment. The transformative power of frontiers gives them special interest for historians and anthropologists. Delving into the frontier experience below the Rio Grande, Where Cultures Meet is an important collection for anyone seeking to understand fully Latin American history and culture
Myth and the history of the Hispanic southwest : essays by David J Weber( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays explores the complex ways that myth and history have interacted in the cultural memory of the Hispanic southwest
Richard H. Kern : expeditionary artist in the far Southwest, 1848-1853 by David J Weber( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe : three North American beginnings by James C Kelly( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If 1492 began a period of exploration, 1607 inaugurated another momentous chapter in world history - the colonization of America north of Mexico. This process of settlement was more than just a westward movement. English Jamestown was founded in 1607, followed by Quebec, the center of French influence, the next year, and Santa Fe, the main source of Hispanic culture, another year later. Jamestown, Quebec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings traces the little-known story of the creation of three centers from which English, French, and Spanish influence radiated across the continent."--Jacket
What caused the Pueblo Revolt of 1680? by David J Weber( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents five readings in which historians examine the causes of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, an event in which Pueblo Indians destroyed a permanent colony established by Spaniards in what is now New Mexico, each with a headnote that introduces the subject and its author, and a selection of study guides
Prose sketches and poems, written in the Western country : with additional stories by Albert Pike( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trading in Santa Fe : John M. Kingsbury's correspondence with James Josiah Webb, 1853-1861 by John M Kingsbury( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1853 the fabled Santa Fe trade drew a young Bostonian, John Kingsbury, to the dusty capital of America's newly-acquired New Mexico Territory. Junior partner of the prominent mercantile firm of Webb & Kingsbury, he remained in Santa Fe until 1861 and the outbreak of the Civil War. During his eight-year tenure, Kingsbury sent regular reports to his business partner in Connecticut, James Josiah Webb."--BOOK JACKET. "The volume and value of the goods shipped over the Santa Fe Trail reached new heights during the 1850s, and yet, until now, those years have yielded scant information about the commerce of the prairies. Kingsbury's letters shed new light on this neglected period, revealing much about the operations of rival firms and the business climate of the southwestern frontier in general. As he placed orders and charted cash flows, Kingsbury sent Webb colorful gossip about New Mexico politics and politicians. From his occasional digressions, intimate details about social and cultural life in Santa Fe emerge, as does the personality of the letter-writer himself."--BOOK JACKET. "Trading in Santa Fe makes Kingsbury's richly detailed letters to Webb available in print for the first time. The editors' introduction to the volume, chapter introductions, and extensive notes provide valuable background."--BOOK JACKET
The Californios versus Jedediah Smith, 1826-1827 : a new cache of documents( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms, Indians, and the mismanagement of New Mexico by Donaciano Vigil( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extranjeros; selected documents from the Mexican side of the Santa Fe Trail, 1825-1828 by David J Weber( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the 50 titles issued to date by the Stagecoach Press, this volume will be cited most by historians as a cornerstone record of the fur trappers and Santa Fe Trail traders in the Southwest. Published here for the first time are Mexican records from ports of entry, 1825-1828, with 340 names of early extranjeros (foreigners) who came through Taos and Santa Fe. With few exceptions, historians have written from records of the U.S. end of the Trail. Dr. Weber has sought out old Mexican documents in archives at Santa Fe, in Old Mexico, and at the Huntington Library. Names and dates are given; often the record shows where the man came from, his occupation, and his destinations. All the famous names are here: Beaubien, Pattie, Robidoux, Waldo, Young-- and hundreds of others. There are a list of fur trappers operating out of Taos; identification of tradesmen who came to Santa Fe; names of traders who went on to Chihuahua. This important work will confirm the works of some historians and may revise the works of others -- Book jacket
The Idea of Spanish borderlands by David J Weber( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern Mexico on the eve of the United States invasion : rare imprints concerning California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, 1821-1846 by David J Weber( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Spanish frontier in North America
Bárbaros : Spaniards and their savages in the Age of EnlightenmentForeigners in their native land : historical roots of the Mexican AmericansThe Mexican frontier, 1821-1846 : the American Southwest under MexicoSpanish Bourbons and wild IndiansNew Spain's far northern frontier : essays on Spain in the American West, 1540-1821The lost trappersThe Taos trappers : the fur trade in the Far Southwest, 1540-1846Where cultures meet : frontiers in Latin American history
Alternative Names
David J. Weber American academic, educator and writer

David J. Weber historicus uit Mexico (1940-2010)

Weber, David Joseph 1940-2010

Weber, David Joseph Weber

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