Join author Herrera as he shares his insights into Juan Bautista de Anza, a historical figure integral to the development and sovereignty of the Spanish empire.
Juan Bautista de Anza arrived in Santa Fe at a time when New Mexico, like Spain’s other North American colonies, faced heightened threats from Indians and international rivals. As governor of New Mexico from 1778 to 1788, Anza enacted a series of changes in the colony’s governance that helped preserve it as a Spanish territory and strengthen the larger empire to which it belonged.
Although Anza is best known for his travels to California as a young man, this book, the first comprehensive biography of Anza, shows his greater historical importance as a soldier and administrator in the history of North America.
12PM & 2PM
Event Category: Presentations
Event Tags: Arizona, free, history, Mexico, NPS, presentation, Tucson