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Weber, David J.

Works: 65 works in 229 publications in 2 languages and 14,925 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography 
Roles: Compiler, Editor
Classifications: F799, 975.02
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The Spanish frontier in North America by David J Weber ( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 3,360 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 ( )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,741 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
Foreigners in their native land : historical roots of the Mexican Americans by David J Weber ( Book )
17 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 1,721 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
The Mexican frontier, 1821-1846 : the American Southwest under Mexico by David J Weber ( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanish Bourbons and wild Indians by David J Weber ( )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,044 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 ( Book )
13 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lost trappers by David H Coyner ( )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Where cultures meet : frontiers in Latin American history by Jane M Rausch ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 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 hist
Myth and the history of the Hispanic southwest : essays by David J Weber ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 479 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
Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe : three North American beginnings by James C Kelly ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 359 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
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
What caused the Pueblo Revolt of 1680? by David J Weber ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 315 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 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Californios versus Jedediah Smith, 1826-1827 : a new cache of documents ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 212 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 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The extranjeros; selected documents from the Mexican side of the Santa Fe Trail, 1825-1828 by David J Weber ( Book )
4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 179 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 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Idea of Spanish borderlands by David J Weber ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 168 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 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the edge of empire : the Taos hacienda of los Martínez by David J Weber ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Weber, David Joseph 1940-2010
Weber, David Joseph Weber
English (158)
Spanish (3)