Smith to read, sign copies of new book

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: April 22, 2010, Employee News, Uncategorized

Victoria Smith, associate professor of history, will read from and sign copies of her newest book, “Captive Arizona, 1851-1900,” starting at 7 p.m., April 28 at the University Bookstore.

“Captive Arizona,” published by the University of Nebraska Press, tells the story of kidnapping endemic in Arizona from the end of the Mexican-American War through statehood in 1912. The practice crossed cultures, with Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Mexicans and whites kidnapped and held one another captive. In her book, Smith focuses on the stories of individuals taken captive.

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