Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Great Arizona Orphan Abduction - 99 edition

Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (ISBN10: 067400535X; ISBN13: 9780674005358)
ISBN13: 978-0674005358
ISBN10: 067400535X

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0674360419
ISBN10: 0674360419

Summary:

  • Winner of the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy from Columbia University
  • One of two Finalists in the Willa Cather Literary Awards sponsored by Women Writing the West.
  • Winner of the American Historical Association's 2000 Albert J. Beveridge Award.


In 1904, New York nuns brought forty Irish orphans to a remote Arizona mining camp, to be placed with Catholic fam ...show moreilies. The Catholic families were Mexican, as was the majority of the population. Soon the town's Anglos, furious at this "interracial" transgression, formed a vigilante squad that kidnapped the children and nearly lynched the nuns and the local priest. The Catholic Church sued to get its wards back, but all the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, ruled in favor of the vigilantes.

The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction tells this disturbing and dramatic tale to illuminate the creation of racial boundaries along the Mexican border. Clifton/Morenci, Arizona, was a "wild West" boomtown, where the mines and smelters pulled in thousands of Mexican immigrant workers. Racial walls hardened as the mines became big business and whiteness became a marker of superiority. These already volatile race and class relations produced passions that erupted in the "orphan incident." To the Anglos of Clifton/Morenci, placing a white child with a Mexican family was tantamount to child abuse, and they saw their kidnapping as a rescue.

Women initiated both sides of this confrontation. Mexican women agreed to take in these orphans, both serving their church and asserting a maternal prerogative; Anglo women believed they had to "save" the orphans, and they organized a vigilante squad to do it. In retelling this nearly forgotten piece of American history, Linda Gordon brilliantly recreates and dissects the tangled intersection of family and racial values, in a gripping story that resonates with today's conflicts over the "best interests of the child." ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 04/28/2001
International: No

View Author Bio



List Price: $26.50
Used $10.34
Used
Save $16.16 (61%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 1 hours and 41 minutes and it ships by Noon CT today!
New  Currently Sold Out
Marketplace sellers starting at $7.44

25 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Great Arizona Orphan Abduction
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (25)  |  New (5)  |  Like New (2)  |  Very Good (4)  |  Good (13)  |  Acceptable (1)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$10.34
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$23.61
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$7.44
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
TephiesBooks NJ
Hackettstown, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.38
PAPERBACK Very Good 067400535X PAGES IN EXCELLENT CONDITION-I SHIP FAST-light edge wear-(Clean Pages)-Paperback-
$7.59
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-College Station
College Station, TX
Seller Rating: 3
2001 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$7.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Roseville
Roseville, MN
Seller Rating: 0
2001 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$8.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Priceless Books IL
Urbana, IL
Seller Rating: 4.77
Cambridge 1999 Paperback VG- 416pp. Index. Wear wraps, soiling.
$9.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Adagio Books CO
Longmont, CO
Seller Rating: 4.86
Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A. 2001 Soft Cover Good 6 x 9. In good, unmarked condition with shelf/edgewear including a couple of small stains along the outer text block and bumped corners. Tells a ...show more disturbing and dramatic tale which illuminates the creation of racial boundaries along the Mexican border in the early 1900's. ...show less
$9.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Mahler Books TX
Pflugerville, TX
Seller Rating: 4.86
2001 Paperback Good 067400535x. This book is in good condition; with remainder mark on bottom edge. The book has some shelfwear, edgewear, corner creasing. Store stickers on covers. Some scattered u ...show morenderlined passages: most pages are clean. Solid study or reading copy but not for collectors.; 9.20 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; 432 pages. ...show less
$10.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Firehouse Liquidation
Vancouver, WA
Seller Rating: 4.45
May NOT include supplemental materials such as CDs and access codes. Ships next business day! Choose expedited shipping for delivery in 2-6 business days! May include some highlighting or writing.
$10.34
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$10.79
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.19
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
Page:   1     2     3     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close