Speakers/Chautauqua Catalog

Name Dr. Irene Blea
Email iiblea092@gmail.com
Phone 505/896-8477
Address 5900 Westward Lane NW
Albuquerque, NM  87120
US
Biographical Info Irene I. Blea, Ph.D., is an author and lecturer. Her books include "The Feminization of Racism: Promoting Peace in America," "U.S. Chicanas and Latinas in a Global Context," and others. She was chairperson of Chicano Studies at California State University and president of the National Association of Chicana/Chicano Studies. She is president of the Native New Mexico Club, among other community activities.
Program Title COMMERCE AND CULTURE ON THE SANTA FE TRAIL
 
Program Description Explore the Santa Fe trail with the Dr. Irene Blea. Meet fascinating animals, flower, fauna, places and the many cultures from which travelers originated. Learn Spanish and Mexican international trade laws which bring new meaning to concepts like contraband, trespassing, undocumented workers, immigrants. Lives changed because of the Mexican American War, which ended in 1848. US military takeover resulted in the New Mexico Territory, which lead to different modes of survival, art, literature, medical treatments, and land surveying. By the 1850s, stagecoaches, the US mail and finally the railroad brought a slow end of the trail and negatively impacted commerphce in Santa Fe, one of America's oldest settlements.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
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