AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

SOUTHERN US & MEXICAN INTERFACE
From California to Texas, on the pioneers’ trails, in northern Mexico, and more.

GENERAL SOUTHWEST

Chalmers, Claudine. Chronicling the West for Harpers. University of Oklahoma Press, 2013.

John, Elizabeth A.H. Storms Brewed in Other Men’s Worlds – The Confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795. Texas A&M University Press, 1975.

Folmer, Henry. Franco-Spanish Rivalry in North America, 1524-1763. Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1953.

Weddle, Robert S. The French Thorn: Rival Explorers in the Spanish Sea, 1682–1762. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1991.

Pasquier, Michael. Fathers on the Frontier, French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
(The cover page shows the Fathers in Santa Fe).

NEW MEXICO

Bolton, Herbert E. French Intrusions into New Mexico. University of California, 1917. Digitized by Microsoft. OPEN HERE

Boudreau, Father Bernard. “Commemorating the Solemn Rededication of Old San Miguel Mission, Socorro.” New Mexico. Socorro, New Mexico: National Park Service, May 19, 1974.

De Fouri, James H. Historical Sketch of the Catholic Church in New Mexico. San Francisco, 1887. Digitized by Microsoft. DOWNLOAD FROM HERE . This will make you leave this site.

Ellis, Bruce. Bishop Lamy’s Santa Fe Cathedral. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1985.Hodge, Frederick Webb. “French Intrusion toward New Mexico in 1695.” In New Mexico Historical Review, Vol. IV, No. 1 (Winter 1964).

Ghattas, Monika. Los Arabes of New Mexico: Compadres from a Distant Land. Sunstone Press. 2012.
(Most of “Los Arabes” were from Mount Lebanon and spoke French)

Inman, Henry. The Old Santa Fe Trail: The Story of a Great Highway. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1897.

Nuttall Donald A. The American Threat to New Mexico, 1804-1821. M.A. thesis, San Diego State, 1959. 

Quaife, Milo Milton, ed. Kit Carson’s Autobiography. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, reprint of No. 33 in the Lakeside Classics, 1935.

Garrett, Clarke. “French Missionary Clergy Confront the Protestant Menace in New Mexico, 1851-1885.” Dickinson College, Volume 33, 2005.
—. “The French Clergy in New Mexico: The Unhappy Experience of Father J.-B. Francolon at Santa Cruz, 1881-1892.” The Western Society for French History. Lubbock, Texas, September 30, 2004. 

Roth, Jeffery E. “Long Lot Colonial Landscapes in New Mexico and Texas: the Spanish-French Frontier Connection, 1693-1731.” Material Culture 50, no. 2 (2018): 53-72.

Sheppard, Carl. The Archbishop’s Cathedral. Santa Fe: Historical Society of New Mexico, 1994.

Steele, Thomas J. Archbishop Lamy: In His Own Words. LPD Press, Albuquerque, 2000.

More coming soon …

CALIFORNIA

Chalmers, Claudine. Splendide Californie! Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900. San Francisco, 2001.

Chalmers, Claudine. French San Francisco. Arcadia Publishing, 2007.

Nasatir, Abraham P. French Activities in California: an Archival Calendar-GuideStanford University Press, 1945.

More coming soon …

TEXAS
Bruseth, James E., and Turner S., Toni. From a Watery Grave: The Discovery and Excavation of La Salle’s Shipreck, La Belle. Texas Historical Commission, 2005.
Watch the enthralling video: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/la-belle/the-exhibit

Barker, Nancy N. “The Republic of Texas: A French View.” In The Southwestern Historical Quarterly 71, July 1967.

Ball, Rex H. The French Texans. San Antonio: The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1973.

Lagarde, François. The French in Texas. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 2003.

Lamego, Gen. Miguel A. Sanchez. The Second Mexican-Texas War 1841-1843. Hill Junior College Monograph 7, Texian Press, Waco, Texas, 1972.

Maissin, Eugène. The French in Mexico and Texas, 1838–1839. Salado, Texas: Anson Jones Press, 1961.

Taylor, Virginia H. The Franco-Texan Land Company. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1969.

Pratt, James. Sabotaged – Dreams of Utopia in Texas. University of Nebraska Press, 2020.

Nichols Barker, Nancy, trans. and ed. The French Legation in Texas, Vol. 1: Recognition, Rupture, and Reconciliation. Austin: Texas State Historical Association (1971); Vol. 2: Mission Miscarried (1973).

McLemore, R.A. “French Influence on Annexation in Texas.” In Southwestern Historical Quarterly, XLIII (January 1940).

Bruseth, James E., and Turner S., Toni. From a Watery Grave: The Discovery and Excavation of La Salle’s Shipwreck, La Belle. Texas Historical Commission, 2005.

Ball, Rex H. The French Texans. San Antonio: The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1973. 

des Montaignes, François. Alpert Nower, Nancy Alpert (ed.), and Russell, Don (ed.). The Plains, No Less Than a Collection of Veracious Memoranda Taken During the Expedition of Exploration in the year 1845, From the western settlements of Missouri to the Mexican Border, and from Bent’s Fort on the Arkansas to Fort Gibson, via South Fork of Canadian, North Mexico and Northwestern Texas. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972.

Maissin, Eugène. The French in Mexico and Texas, 1838–1839. Salado, Texas: Anson Jones Press, 1961. 

Taylor, Virginia H. The Franco-Texan Land Company. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1969. 

Nasatir, Abraham P. French Activities in California: an Archival Calendar-Guide. Stanford University Press, 1945.

Bolton, Herbert E. Anasthase de Mézières and the Louisiana-Texas Frontier, 1768-1780. Two volumes. Spain in the West Series, I, II. Cleveland, Ohio: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1914.

COLORADO

Higgins, Rachel, and Yager, Peggie. Memoirs of Miramont Castle. Manitou Springs Historical Society, 2012.

Roth, Jeffery E. “Long Lot Colonial Landscapes in New Mexico and Texas: the Spanish-French Frontier Connection, 1693-1731.” Material Culture 50, no. 2 (2018): 53-72.

MEXICO

Martin, Percy F. Maximilian in Mexico, the Story of the French Intervention (1861-1867). New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1914.

Brooks, Nathan Covington. A Complete History of the Mexican War, Its Causes, Conduct, andConsequences. Baltimore, Maryland: Nathan Covington Brooks, Hutchinson & Seebold, 1849. 

Elton, James Frederick. Two Views of the French Intervention of 1862-1867. London: Chapman and Hall, 1867.

Knobloch, I. W. The Plant Collectors of Northern Mexico. Latin American Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1979.