Juan Bautista de Anza: Basque Explorer in the New World, 1693-1740
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The first biography of an eighteenth-century Basque immigrant who became a silver miner, cattle rancher, and commander of the cavalry in Sonora, Mexico. For this comprehensive biography of Anza, Garate spent more than ten years researching archives in Spain and the Americas. The result is a striking and important account of the Spanish borderlands and the hardy, ambitious colonists who populated them.
Donald T. Garate is deeply involved in research and preservation of Spanish history in both Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, and has brought attention to new material concerning the Basque influence in that history. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Basque Studies and the Journal of Arizona History. He is the chief of interpretation/historian at Tumacacori National Historical Park in Arizona.
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