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I was thoroughly impressed with the research, the scope of the material, and its presentation. Malcolm Ebright gives us an easily readable work, and a peak into the issue of land grant cases in the Territory of New Mexico.
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Considered the definitive book on New Mexico land grants, it is often used as a text in southwestern studies courses. Contained within are eight case studies of specific land grants, together with background material on the making of Spanish and Mexican land grants and their adjudication by the United States. With detail illuminated by historical context, Ebright narrates specific cases involving fraud, forgery, and injustice, as well as courageous acts by land grant communities.
He has been studying land grant history and working with traditional communities in northern New Mexico for twenty-five years, and has written numerous books and articles on the history of New Mexico land grants. Until last year he maintained an active legal practice concentrating on land and water litigation. Visit Seller's Storefront. Book prices are net to all.
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Land Grants and Lawsuits in Northern New Mexico by Malcolm Ebright - alatinoutes.ga
Ebright narrates specific cases involving fraud, forgery, and injustice, as well as courageous acts by land grant communities. Considered the definitive book on New Mexico land grants; used as a text in South Western studies courses. Introduction , Conclusion , Index , Bibliography and Glossary. From the unkept promises of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to the legal machinations of Santa Fe Ring attorneys, Ebright documents a pattern of land loss and inequities that remain major issues in current lawsuits.
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Through his examination of the role of custom in Hispanic law, the unique history of Northern New Mexico, and the failure of the United States courts to recognize common land ownership, Ebright helps general readers understand the complex problems facing northern New Mexico's traditional communities. This book is scholarship at its best, which is to say that justice is served at last.
ecncosovmedi.tk He has been studying land grant history and working with traditional communities in northern New Mexico for 25 years.