Category Archives: Southwest

Clinton Jencks and Mexican American Miners in New Mexico

A bool review for James J. Lorence’s Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest. Jencks is credited for empowering subjugated Mexican American hard-rock miners in Grant County, New Mexico. Continue reading

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Tales from New Mexico: The Politics of Language

Syndicated columnist Drew Pearson shared a humorous antidote from Senator Dennis Chavez’s 1946 campaign related to the senator’s ability to speak Spanish. Continue reading

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Tibo Chavez, New Mexico Lt. Governor, Senator, and Judge

Tibo Chavez served in all three branches of government in New Mexico and in Chile for the state Department during World War II. Continue reading

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