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Weber, David J.

Overview
Works: 54 works in 269 publications in 2 languages and 16,753 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Records and correspondence  Art  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: F799, 975.02
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Most widely held works by David J Weber
The Spanish frontier in North America by David J Weber( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,850 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
Foreigners in their native land : historical roots of the Mexican Americans by David J Weber( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 1,262 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 )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Spain's far northern frontier : essays on Spain in the American West, 1540-1821( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bárbaros : Spaniards and their savages in the Age of Enlightenment by David J Weber( Book )

16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 787 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
The Taos trappers : the fur trade in the Far Southwest, 1540-1846 by David J Weber( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this first comprehensive history of the fur trade in the Far Southwest, David J. Weber has utilized Spanish, Mexican, and American sources to describe the development of Taos trade and the early penetration of the area by French and American trappers. There such colorful characters 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."--Jacket
Where cultures meet : frontiers in Latin American history( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth and the history of the Hispanic southwest : essays by David J Weber( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 488 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 )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost trappers by David H Coyner( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What caused the Pueblo Revolt of 1680? by David J Weber( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Californios versus Jedediah Smith, 1826-1827 : a new cache of documents( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish Bourbons and wild Indians by David J Weber( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 183 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
The extranjeros; selected documents from the Mexican side of the Santa Fe Trail, 1825-1828 by David J Weber( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Idea of Spanish borderlands by David J Weber( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 171 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( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in Spanish and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortunes are for the few : letters of a forty-niner by Charles William Churchill( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill's letters recorded his trip via Panama to California, daily life as a miner, his search in Mexico for gold, and his career as a merchant
 
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The Spanish frontier in North America
Alternative Names
David J. Weber American academic, educator and writer

Weber, David Joseph 1940-2010

Weber, David Joseph Weber

Languages
English (187)

Spanish (16)

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Foreigners in their native land : historical roots of the Mexican AmericansThe Mexican frontier, 1821-1846 : the American Southwest under MexicoNew Spain's far northern frontier : essays on Spain in the American West, 1540-1821Bárbaros : Spaniards and their savages in the Age of EnlightenmentThe Taos trappers : the fur trade in the Far Southwest, 1540-1846Where cultures meet : frontiers in Latin American historyMyth and the history of the Hispanic southwest : essaysThe lost trappers