New Mexico's Anglo businessmen responded an article written by Katharine Fullerton Gerould with typical indignation. They ignored her treatment of Hispanos and took issue instead with her claims of roving outlaws and political graft. Mary Austin's defense of New Mexico's “Spanish colonial” people forms part of a chapter in her fascinating biography. The Spanish impact on New Mexico's Indians was not so beneficial. Spanish-speaking people, especially those of the poorer classes, had to be actively perceived as separate and inferior; they had to be regarded as a people whose natural traits, such as indolence and backwardness, justified the advance of the seemingly industrious and progressive Anglo. Both elite Hispanos and Anglos found it worthwhile to live with the imagined legacy of colonial Spain. An overview of the chapters included in this book is given. They recount how Spanish heritage was fashioned and transformed between 1900 and 1940.
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