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Coyote Nation: Sexuality, Race, and Conquest in Modernizing New Mexico, 1880-1920

Pablo Mitchell


With the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in the 1880s came the emergence of a modern and profoundly multicultural New Mexico. Native Americans, working-class Mexicans, elite Hispanos, and black-and-white newcomers all commingled and interacted in the territory in ways that had not been previously possible. But what did it mean to be white in this multiethnic milieu? And how did ideas of sexuality and racial supremacy shape ideas of citizenry and determine who would govern the region? This book considers these questions as it explores how New Mexicans evaluated and categorized racial i ... More

Keywords: transcontinental railroad, New Mexico, Native Americans, working-class Mexicans, elite Hispanos, sexuality, racial supremacy, citizenry, New Mexicans, racial identities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780226532424
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226532523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pablo Mitchell, author