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Kessell, John L.

Overview
Works: 62 works in 199 publications in 2 languages and 8,282 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Archives  Personal correspondence  Church history  Local history  Diaries  Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: F799, 973.16
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Most widely held works about John L Kessell
 
Most widely held works by John L Kessell
Kiva, cross, and crown : the Pecos Indians and New Mexico, 1540-1840 by John L Kessell( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain in the Southwest : a narrative history of colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California by John L Kessell( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicling the period of Hispanic activity from the time of Columbus to Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821, Kessell traces the three great swells of Hispanic exploration, encounter, and influence that rolled north form Mexico across the coasts and high deserts of the western borderlands. The first surge, set in motion by Columbus, lasted from the medieval quest of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado to the failed business ventures of Juan de Oñate and Sebastián Vizcaíno, from roughly 1540 to 1610. During the second, the 1680s and 1690s, questing and evangelism gave way to imperial defense, as American Indian peoples fought back and the French challenged Spain's exclusiveness west of the Mississippi. By the time of the third wave, from the 1770s to the 1790s, Spanish explorers and reformers sought to reassert and expand Spain's New World empire. Across this sprawling historical landscape, Kessell treats grand themes through the lives of individuals. He explains the frequent cultural clashes and accommodations in remarkably balanced terms. Stereotypes, the author writes, are of no help. Indians could also be arrogant and brutal, and Spaniards caring. If we select the facts to fit preconceived notions, we can make the story come out the way we want, but if the peoples of the colonial Southwest are seen as they really were--more alike than not, and sharing similar inconstant natures--then we need have no favorites -- Book jacket
To the royal crown restored : the journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1692-94 by Diego de Vargas( )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from the New World : selected correspondence of don Diego de Vargas to his family, 1675-1706 by Diego de Vargas( )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whither the waters : mapping the Great Basin from Bernardo de Miera to John C. Frémont by John L Kessell( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book places the man and the map in historical context, reminding readers of the enduring significance of Miera y Pacheco
Friars, soldiers, and reformers : Hispanic Arizona and the Sonora mission frontier, 1767-1856 by John L Kessell( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission of sorrows; Jesuit Guevavi and the Pimas, 1691-1767 by John L Kessell( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pueblos, Spaniards, and the kingdom of New Mexico by John L Kessell( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John L. Kessell has written the first narrative history devoted to the tumultuous seventeenth century in New Mexico. Setting aside stereotypes of a Native American Eden and the Black Legend of Spanish cruelty, he paints an evenhanded picture of a tense but interwoven coexistence. Beginning with the first permanent Spanish settlement among the Pueblos of the Rio Grande in 1598, he proposes a set of relations more complicated than previous accounts envisioned and then reinterprets the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and the Spanish reconquest in the 1690s."--Jacket
Coronado, knight of pueblos and plains by Herbert Eugene Bolton( )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biography of Coronado, his explorations through southwestern part of what now comprises that area of the U.S.A. Thoroughly documented, this tells of the search for El Dorado, the preliminary explorations of Fray Marcos seeking the Seven Cities of Cibola, Alarcon's voyage, the discovery of the Colorado, the explorations of Coronado and his lieutenants ... Then there are Coronado's later years as governor of Nueva Galicia, his trial and acquital." Kirkus
The missions of New Mexico since 1776 by John L Kessell( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remote beyond compare : letters of don Diego de Vargas to his family from New Spain and New Mexico, 1675-1706 by Diego de Vargas( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Kino in Arizona by Fay Jackson Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Father Kino's missionary journeys in Arizona includes translations of his day-by-day handwritten account, Cristobal Martin Bernal's diary of Kino's 1697 journey along the San Pedro and Gila rivers, a history of the peaceful settlement of the Guevavi and Tumacacori missionary sites, and a comprehensive bibliography of published articles, information, and books about Father Kino
By force of arms : the journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1691-93 by Diego de Vargas( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiva, cross, and crown : the Pecos Indians and New Mexico, 1540-1840 by John L Kessell( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town of Pecos is located near the Pecos Pueblo which was abandoned in 1838. This town is in San Miguel County, New Mexico
That disturbances cease : the journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1697-1700 by Diego de Vargas( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A settling of accounts : the journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1700-1704 by Diego de Vargas( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood on the boulders : the journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1694-97 by Diego de Vargas( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miera y Pacheco : a Renaissance Spaniard in eighteenth-century New Mexico by John L Kessell( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembered today as an early cartographer and prolific religious artist, don Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco (1713?1785) engaged during his lifetime in a surprising array of other pursuits: engineer and militia captain on Indian campaigns, district officer, merchant, debt collector, metallurgist, luckless silver miner, presidial soldier, dam builder, and rancher. This long-overdue, richly illustrated biography recounts Miera?s complex life in cinematic detail, from his birth in Cantabria, Spain, to his sudden and unexplained appearance at Janos, Chihuahua, and his death in Santa Fe at age seventy-one. In Miera y Pacheco, John L. Kessell explores each aspect of this Renaissance man?s life in the colony. Beginning with his marriage to the young descendant of a once-prominent New Mexican family, we see Miera transformed by his varied experiences into the quintessential Hispanic New Mexican. As he traveled to every corner of the colony and beyond, Miera gathered not only geographical, social, and political data but also invaluable information about the Southwest?s indigenous peoples. At the same time, Miera the artist was carving and painting statues and panels of the saints for the altar screens of the colony. Miera?s most ambitious surviving map resulted from his five-month ordeal as cartographer on the Domínguez-Escalante expedition to the Great Basin in 1776. Two years later, with the arrival of famed Juan Bautista de Anza as governor of New Mexico, Miera became a trusted member of Anza?s inner circle, advising him on civil, military, and Indian affairs. Miera?s maps and his religious art, represented here, have long been considered essential to the cultural history of colonial New Mexico. Now Kessell?s biography tells the rest of the story. Anyone with an interest in southwestern history, colonial New Mexico, or New Spain will welcome this study of Miera y Pacheco?s eventful life and times.--Amazon.com
The Spanish missions of New Mexico by John L Kessell( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books contain a collection of essays concerning the history and interactions between the Pueblo Indians and the Spanish colonists and the Catholic Church
Spirit and vision : images of Ranchos de Taos Church : essays by Sandra D'Emilio( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Spain in the Southwest : a narrative history of colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California
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Letters from the New World : selected correspondence of don Diego de Vargas to his family, 1675-1706Pueblos, Spaniards, and the kingdom of New MexicoRemote beyond compare : letters of don Diego de Vargas to his family from New Spain and New Mexico, 1675-1706That disturbances cease : the journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1697-1700A settling of accounts : the journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1700-1704
Alternative Names
Kessell, John 1936-

Kessell, John L. (John Lottridge), 1936-

Kessell, John Lottridge 1936-

Lottridge Kessell, John 1936-

Languages
English (143)

Spanish (1)