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Pleas and Petitions

Pleas and Petitions: Hispano Culture and Legislative Conflict in Territorial Colorado by Virginia Sánchez (University Press of Colorado, July 2019), 392 pp.


It is an honor to recommend this book written by one of GSHA’s outstanding researchers, who is also a popular presenter at the Society’s genealogical conferences.


Her latest book is hot off the press and “sheds new light on the political obstacles, cultural conflicts, and institutional racism experienced by Hispano legislators in the wake of the legal establishment of the Territory of Colorado.” Sánchez is also the author of Forgotten Cucharenos of the Lower Valley and winner of the 2011 Miles History Award from the Colorado Historical Society and the 2018 Gilberto Espinosa Prize for Best Article in the New Mexico Historical Review.


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