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The Resource Three roads to Magdalena : coming of age in a Southwest borderland, 1890-1990, David Wallace Adams

Three roads to Magdalena : coming of age in a Southwest borderland, 1890-1990, David Wallace Adams

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Three roads to Magdalena : coming of age in a Southwest borderland, 1890-1990
Title
Three roads to Magdalena
Title remainder
coming of age in a Southwest borderland, 1890-1990
Statement of responsibility
David Wallace Adams
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Three Roads to Magdalena, his long-awaited second book, David Wallace Adams brings together borderlands history with the history of children to tell a story about the realities of life in a multi-cultural space. Focusing on the childhood experiences of three groups--Anglo, Hispanic, and Navajo--Adams examines how class, religion, language, race, and education influenced the creation of distinct identities and racial boundaries in tiny, remote Magdalena, New Mexico, but also provided opportunities for cross-cultural interactions and intimacies. Adams particularly emphasizes the role of education here: school is one of the core features and institutions of a child's life, and in Magdalena it became one of the main arenas for cross-cultural interaction"--
  • "'Someday, ' Candelaria Garcia said to the author, 'you will get all the stories.' It was a tall order, in Magdalena, New Mexico, a once booming frontier town where Navajo, Anglo, and Hispanic people have lived in shifting, sometimes separate, sometimes overlapping worlds for well over a hundred years. But these were the stories, and this was the world, that David Wallace Adams set out to map, in a work that would capture the intimate, complex history of growing up in a Southwest borderland. At the intersection of memory, myth, and history, his book asks what it was like to be a child in a land of ethnic and cultural boundaries. The answer, as close to 'all the stories' as one might hope to get, captures the diverse, ever-changing experience of a Southwest community defined by cultural borders--and the nature and role of children in defending and crossing those borders. In this book, we listen to the voices of elders who knew Magdalena nearly a century ago, and the voices of a younger generation who negotiated the community's shifting boundaries. Their stories take us to sheep and cattle ranches, Navajo ceremonies, Hispanic fiestas, mining camps, First Communion classes, ranch house dances, Indian boarding school drill fields, high school social activities, and children's rodeos. Here we learn how class, religion, language, and race influenced the creation of distinct identities and ethnic boundaries, but also provided opportunities for cross-cultural interactions and intimacies. And we see the critical importance of education, in both reinforcing differences and opening a shared space for those differences to be experienced and bridged. In this, Adams's work offers a close-up view of the transformation of one multicultural community, but also of the transformation of childhood itself over the course of the twentieth century. A unique blend of oral, social, and childhood history, Three Roads to Magdalena is a rare living document of conflict and accommodation across ethnic boundaries in our ever-evolving multicultural society "--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Adams, David Wallace
Dewey number
305.8009789/62
Index
index present
LC call number
F804.M34
LC item number
A33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magdalena (N.M.)
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Whites
  • Navajo Indians
  • School children
  • Coming of age
  • Intercultural communication
  • Magdalena (N.M.)
  • Interviews
Label
Three roads to Magdalena : coming of age in a Southwest borderland, 1890-1990, David Wallace Adams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Cultures and Their Scripts -- Family and Religion -- Work and Play -- Pleasures and Transitions -- Part II. Boundaries and Border Crossings -- Points of Contact -- Anglos and Hispanics at School -- The Alamo Navajos at School -- Part III. Pasts and Promises -- Together and Apart -- Legacies and Departures -- Afterword
Control code
ocn928490409
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780700622542
Lccn
2016000655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)928490409
Label
Three roads to Magdalena : coming of age in a Southwest borderland, 1890-1990, David Wallace Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Cultures and Their Scripts -- Family and Religion -- Work and Play -- Pleasures and Transitions -- Part II. Boundaries and Border Crossings -- Points of Contact -- Anglos and Hispanics at School -- The Alamo Navajos at School -- Part III. Pasts and Promises -- Together and Apart -- Legacies and Departures -- Afterword
Control code
ocn928490409
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780700622542
Lccn
2016000655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)928490409

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