Sexuality, Race, and Conquest in Modernizing New Mexico, 1880-1920
Coyote Nation considers these questions as it explores how New Mexicans evaluated and categorized racial identities through bodily practices. Where ethnic groups were numerous and—in the wake of miscegenation—often difficult to discern, the ways one dressed, bathed, spoke, gestured, or even stood were largely instrumental in conveying one's race. Even such practices as cutting one's hair, shopping, drinking alcohol, or embalming a deceased loved one could inextricably link a person to a very specific racial identity.
A fascinating history of an extraordinarily plural and polyglot region, Coyote Nation will be of value to historians of race and ethnicity in American culture.
Organization of American Historians: Ray Allen Billington Award
Bodies on Borders
2. Compromising Positions
Racializing Bodies at Pueblo Indian Schools
3. Carnal Knowledge
Racializing Hispano Bodies in the Courts
4. Transits of Venus
Ceremonies and Contested Public Space
5. Strange Bedfellows
Anglos and Hispanos in the Reproduction of Whiteness
6. "Promiscuous Expectoration"
Medicine and the Naturalization of Whiteness
7. "Just Gauzy Enough"
Consumer Culture and the Shared White Body of Anglos and Hispanos
Birth of a Coyote Nation