By David L. Caffey
Anyone who has even an informal acquaintance with the background of recent Mexico within the 19th century has heard of the Santa Fe Ring—seekers of energy and wealth within the post–Civil battle interval recognized for public corruption and for dispossessing land holders. unusually, in spite of the fact that, students have alluded to the hoop yet by no means particularly defined this shadowy entity, which to at the present time continues to be one of those black gap in New Mexico’s territorial heritage. David Caffey seems to be past fantasy and image to discover its background. Who have been its meant contributors, and what did they do to deserve their unsavory recognition? have been their activities unlawful or unethical? What have been the jobs of top figures like Stephen B. Elkins and Thomas B. Catron? What used to be their effect on New Mexico’s fight for statehood?
Caffey’s publication tells the tale of the increase and fall of this remarkably sturdy alliance.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
David L. Caffey has served as director of the college of recent Mexico’s Harwood Library and Museum in Taos, director of educational aid prone at San Juan university in Farmington, and vp for guideline at Clovis group College.
“Caffey bargains a radical learn of 1 of the main infamous political machines of the nineteenth-century American West.”
“Caffey tells a posh and engaging story and within the approach advances our figuring out of territorial New Mexico by way of exploring the function and explanation for violence and different topics.”
-- magazine of yankee History
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Chasing the Santa Fe Ring: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico by David L. Caffey