To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico


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Columbia University Press
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5.9 X 8.8 X 0.7 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Stanley M. Hordes is adjunct research professor at the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico. He earned his Ph.D. in Mexican History at Tulane University, where he received a Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship to perform research in Mexico and Spain. He is the author of numerous articles on the history of crypto-Judaism in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest.


To the End of the Earth is a true magnum opus and a fitting conclusion to decades of research.--David Caffey "Prime Time "
The most extensively researched book on the subject to date... a compelling sociological study.--Ze'ev Glicenstein "The Canadian Jewish News "
This book, honestly researched and beautifully written, can enlarge understanding of the troubled road followed by our evolving Western civilization.--Marc Simmons "Santa Fe New Mexican "
A compelling sociological study.--Bill Gladstone "AVOTAYNU "
This is a well told and stunningly researched detective story.--David J. Webber "Western Historical Quarterly "
Hordes builds a compelling case that can not be easily dismissed.--Dr. Fred Reiss "The Midwest Book Review "
Hordes has made an important contribution to our understanding of the religious and ethnic diversity of the Southwest and of the force that the beliefs and practices he has brought to light continues to exert in the lives of the people of the region.--Thomas M. Cohen "The Americas "
By both assembling the genealogical legacy of Judaism in New Mexico, and supplementing it with rich insight into the everyday practices of crypto-Jewish communities in New Spain, Hordes has made a remarkable contribution to the study of these people.--Kathleen Holscher "H-NewMexico "
Any scholar seriously interested in global history or putting the "American experience" in a global context would be well served to pick up a copy.--Paul Kahan "Religious Studies Review "
This book's combination of traditional archival research and oral history makes it a valuable addition to syllabi.--Andrea Orzoff "The Public Historian "
For those tracking... family histories, this may prove invaluable... For any reader interested in how culture survives, this book is an inspiring one.--New Mexico
For any reader interested in how culture survives, this book is an inspiring one.--New Mexico Magazine
Remarkable-even astonishing-though, that we have had to wait until 2005 for a book to appear on a topic that is so intrinsically interesting and that so directly links North American history with that of the Iberian Peninsula.--Hispanic American Historical Review
[Hordes] reasons from past to present, and the present back to the past, constructing a message about the role of history in understanding how we see ourselves and how others see us.--El Palacio