A History of New Mexico Since Statehood

Winner of the Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá Award for for an outstanding publication by an individual or individuals in the field of history.

[A poet and soldier, Captain Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá (b.ca. 1668) arrived in New Mexico as a member of the expedition of don Juan de Oñate in 1598. Although a “creole” by birth, being a native of the city of Puebla de los Ángeles in New Spain, he went to Spain to study at the famed University of Salamanca before entering military service. His epic poem telling of the travails of the Oñate expedition, La Historia de Nueva España, has been described as the first history published that portrays a part of the future American nation.]

2012 Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá Award

2012 Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá Award

As the UNM Press page says about A History of New Mexico Since Statehood (UNM, 2011):
“For the first time, there is now a textbook that addresses state standards for the teaching of New Mexico history at the high school level. In this thoughtful work, the authors delineate New Mexico’s role in the shaping of the United States by carefully analyzing how the rich histories of the many cultures of the region affected and in turn were affected by influxes of newcomers seeking health benefits, minerals, farms, relaxation, and new beginnings.

Supplementing this richly illustrated and accessible textbook is the optional Teacher Guide Book on CD for use with A History of New Mexico Since Statehood, which will help in structuring lessons, tests, and student activities. The Teacher Guide Book is included free with the purchase of twenty-five classroom copies.”

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