The Preservation of the Village

[[ Reading ]] ➿ The Preservation of the Village  Author Suzanne Forrest – Johndore.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 271 pages
  • The Preservation of the Village
  • Suzanne Forrest
  • English
  • 15 March 2017
  • 0826319734

About the Author: Suzanne Forrest

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The Preservation of the Village Newly Issued In Paperback, This Lively Volume Recounts The History Of New Mexico S Traditional Agriculture Based Hispanic Villages During The Great Depression Long Overlooked By Anglos, These Communities Were Rediscovered And Targeted For Revitalization In The S By Federal And State Bureaucracies New Deal Programs Promoted Native Crafts, Agriculture, And Communitarian Values But Overlooked The Shortage Of Economic Resources In New Mexico And The Growing Shift To Modern Technology In American Society Through Archival Sources, Government Documents, Oral Interviews, And Newspapers, The Author Explains The Rationale Behind New Deal Efforts And Explores Their Effect On New Mexico S CommunitiesA New Epilogue Analyzes Federal Anti Poverty And Revitalization Programs Of The S And S And Grassroots Cooperative Movements Of The S And S William DeBuys S Foreword Discusses The Significance Of This Volume To Our Understanding Of The New Deal In New Mexico

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10 thoughts on “The Preservation of the Village

  1. Georgia Roybal says:

    This book is well written and researched with lots of footnotes for follow up investigation As a land grant activist I would make a couple of criticisms the land grant acequia organization is not explained well enough and I feel the enormity of the disruption when the land was lost is underestimated The book focuses on New Deal programs which were intended to aid the Hispanic villages and despite some successes failed for a variety of reasons Some officials wereinterested in advocating This book is well written and researched with lots of footnotes for follow up investigation As a land grant activist I would make a couple of criticisms the land grant acequia organization is not explained well enough and I feel the enormity of the disruption when the land was lost is underestimated The book focuses on New Deal programs which were intended to aid the Hispanic villages and despite some successes failed for a variety of reasons Some officials wereinterested in advocating for Native American communities Officials also followed a top down model Local communities were not a part of the decision making process Racism was a factor State officials wanted to emphasize tourism as the primary goal of economic development The book gives a good view of the many reasons that New Mexico remains a state with high levels of poverty and under employment One of the most stunning to me was that land purchased by the federal government to help benefit the villagers ended up in the hands of the Forest Service, which required permits for hunting and wood collection on lands which had once been part of their ancestral land grant lands These heirs are some of my best friends and I have tremendous love and respect for their perseverance There are some references that I want to read for further information.Some quotes regarding the glorification of the culture of the villages As such they were glorified in the abstract but devalued in everyday practice I find this to be very true still In places like Santa Fe the crafts, food, art are sought after but there is little inter cultural interaction Similar events happened with the Gorras Blancas in late 1800s and is a 1937 precursor to later events A month later Hovey and other stock farmers from Cabezon again demonstrated their frustration with the government s land policies by ripping down a section of government fence and driving several hundred head of cattle onto the Esp ritu Santo range The New Deal endeavored to preserve a preindustrial, nineteenth century lifestyle based upon village values or Hispanic farmers while it tried to convert them to the twentieth century cult of industrial efficiency