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Mapping and Empire: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwestern Frontier
From the sixteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries, Spain, then Mexico, and finally the United States took ownership of the land from the Gulf Coast of Texas and Mexico to the Pacific Coast of Alta and Baja California--today's American Southwest. Each country faced the challenge of holding on to territory that was poorly known and sparsely settled, and each responded ...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by University of Texas Press
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