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Weber, David J.

Overview
Works: 28 works in 58 publications in 2 languages and 1,958 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: F799, 975.02
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Bárbaros Spaniards and their savages in the Age of Enlightenment by David J Weber ( )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two centuries after Cortes and Pizarro seized the Aztec and Inca empires, Spain's conquest of America remained unfinished. Indians retained control over most of the lands in Spain's American empire. Mounted on horseback, savvy about European ways and often possessing firearms, independent Indians continued to find new ways to resist subjugation by Spanish soldiers and conversion by Spanish missionaries. In this panoramic study, David 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 recognise 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, authorising 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
The Spanish frontier in North America by David J Weber ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 23 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
The Mexican frontier, 1821-1846 : the American Southwest under Mexico by David J Weber ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myth and the history of the Hispanic southwest : essays by David J Weber ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 8 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
La frontera norte de México, 1821-1846 : el sudoeste norteamericano en su época mexicana by David J Weber ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Taos trappers : the fur trade in the Far Southwest, 1540-1846 by David J Weber ( Book )
3 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and held by 6 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."--BOOK JACKET
Where cultures meet : frontiers in Latin American history ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What caused the Pueblo Revolt of 1680? by David J Weber ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bárbaros : los españoles y sus salvajes en la era de la Ilustración by David J Weber ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanish Bourbons and wild Indians by David J Weber ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 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
Foreigners in their native land : historical roots of the Mexican Americans by David J Weber ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 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."--BOOK JACKET
New Spain's far northern frontier : essays on Spain in the American West, 1540-1821 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanish Bourbons and Wild Indians an Edmondon Historical Lecture by David J Weber ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Troubles in Texas, 1832 : a Tejano viewpoint from San Antonio : with a translation and facsimile by San Antonio (Tex.) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Prose sketches and poems written in the western country. With additional stories. Edited by David J. Weber, etc by Albert Pike ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The lost trappers by David H Coyner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
John Francis Bannon and the historiography of the Spanish borderlands : retrospect and prospect by David J Weber ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Stephen Louis Lee by David J Weber ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The extranjeros; selected documents from the Mexican side of the Santa Fe Trail, 1825-1828 by David J Weber ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Weber, David Joseph 1940-2010
Weber, David Joseph Weber
Languages
English (44)
Spanish (4)
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