Acequia Culture: Water, Land, and Community in the Southwest

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Selected Readings

The sources cited in the chapters of this book appear in the Notes section. Below is a listing of the more useful background works pertaining to acequia history and culture. The bibliography is not exhaustive and instead represents the acequia and closely related literature that is published and accessible to most readers. Published works devoted entirely to acequias are few, but the selected readings below feature acequias and the interdependence of water, land and community.


BOOKS

Baxter, John O. Dividing New Mexico's Waters, 1700-1912. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1997.

Briggs, Charles L. and John R. Van Ness, eds. Land, Water and Culture: New Perspectives on Hispanic Land Grants. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987.

Brown, F. Lee, and Helen M. Ingram. Water and Poverty in the Southwest. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1987.

Carlson, Alvar W. The Spanish-American Homeland: Four Centuries in New Mexico's Río Arriba. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.

Clark, Ira G. Water in New Mexico: A History of Its Management and Use. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987.

Crawford, Stanley. Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1988.

deBuys, William, Enchantment and Exploitation: The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1985.

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