Cycles of Conquest
632 pages, 6 x 9
46 b&w illustrations, 20 maps
Release Date:28 Apr 2020

Cycles of Conquest

The Impact of Spain, Mexico, and the United States on the Indians of the Southwest, 1533–1960

The University of Arizona Press

After more than fifty years, Cycles of Conquest is still one of the best syntheses of more than four centuries of conquest, colonization, and resistance ever published. It explores how ten major Native groups in northern Mexico and what is now the United States responded to political incorporation, linguistic hegemony, community reorganization, religious conversion, and economic integration. Thomas E. Sheridan writes in the new foreword commissioned for this special edition that the book is “monumental in scope and magisterial in presentation.”

Cycles of Conquest remains a seminal work, deeply influencing how we have come to view the greater Southwest and its peoples.

Edward H. Spicer (1906–1983) was an influential and award-winning anthropologist. He held a joint appointment in anthropology and sociology at the University of Arizona, was a co-founder of the Society for Applied Anthropology, and served as president of the American Anthropological Association. 
List of Maps

Part I - The Flow of History: Events of Contact
Part II - The Framework of Contact: Programs for Civilization
Part III - Results of Contact: The Course of Cultural Change
Part IV - Paths to Civilization: The Process of Cultural Change

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