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By David L. Caffey

Winner of the 2014 Southwest booklet Award from the Border neighborhood Library Association

Anyone who has even an off-the-cuff acquaintance with the historical past of recent Mexico within the 19th century has heard of the Santa Fe Ring—seekers of energy and wealth within the post–Civil struggle interval well-known for public corruption and for dispossessing land holders. strangely, notwithstanding, students have alluded to the hoop yet by no means relatively defined this shadowy entity, which to this present day is still a type of black gap in New Mexico’s territorial heritage. David Caffey seems past delusion and image to discover its heritage. Who have been its meant participants, and what did they do to deserve their unsavory recognition? have been their activities unlawful or unethical? What have been the jobs of prime figures like Stephen B. Elkins and Thomas B. Catron? What used to be their impression on New Mexico’s fight for statehood?

Caffey’s ebook tells the tale of the increase and fall of this remarkably sturdy alliance.


David L. Caffey has served as director of the college of recent Mexico’s Harwood Library and Museum in Taos, director of tutorial help companies at San Juan university in Farmington, and vice chairman for guide at Clovis neighborhood College.


“Caffey bargains a radical examine of 1 of the main infamous political machines of the nineteenth-century American West.”
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“Caffey tells a fancy and fascinating story and within the strategy advances our realizing of territorial New Mexico through exploring the position and explanation for violence and different topics.”
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