The Squatter and the Don

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Arte Publico Press, 1997. gada 1. janv. - 352 lappuses
The Squatter and the Don, originally published in San Francisco in 1885, is the first fictional narrative written and published in English from the perspective of the conquered Mexican population that, despite being granted the full rights of citizenship under the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo in 1848, was, by 1860, a subordinated and marginalized national minority.

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Atlasītās lappuses


At the Capitol
Looking at the Receding Dome
Perplexities at Alamar
Home Again
The Brewers of Mischief
The Squatter and the Don
Mrs Darrells View of Our Land Laws
Darrell Astonishes Himself

From Alameda to San Diego
Victoriano and His Sister
Clarence Is the Bearer of Joyful News
But Clarence Must Not Be Encouraged
George Is a Christian Gentleman
Why the Appeal Was Not Dismissed
At San Francisco
Of Miscellaneous Incidents
Journeying Overland
Spanish Land Grants Viewed Retrospectively
Doña Josefa at Home
At Newport
In New York
Shall It Be Forever?
Hasty Decisions Repented Leisurely
Effect of Bad Precept and Worst Example
A Snow Storm
A False Friend Sent to Deceive the Southerners
San Diegos Sentence Is Irrevocable
The Sins of Our Legislators
The Fashion of Justice in San Diego
Clarence and George With the Hod Carrier
Reunited At Last
Conclusion Out With the Invader
Notes to the Introduction

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84. lappuse - The one great principle of the English law is to make business for itself. There is no other principle distinctly, certainly, and consistently maintained through all its narrow turnings. Viewed by this light it becomes a coherent scheme and not the monstrous maze the laity are apt to think it.
190. lappuse - Universe, and will also work there, for good or for evil, openly or secretly, throughout all time. But the life of every man is as the wellspring of a stream, whose small beginnings are indeed plain to all, but whose ulterior course and destination, as it winds through the expanses of infinite years, only the Omniscient can discern.
297. lappuse - It was not Bonaparte's fault. He did all that in him lay to live and thrive without moral principle. It was the nature of things, the eternal law of man and of the world which baulked and ruined him ; and the result, in a million experiments, will be the same. Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim,' will fail. The pacific Fourier will be as inefficient as the pernicious Napoleon.
84. lappuse - Board, as well as the courts, were to be governed by the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the law of nations, the laws, usages and customs of the government from which the claim was derived...
65. lappuse - Assembled,' pass laws which were to be retroactive upon the defenseless, helpless, conquered people, in order to despoil them? The treaty said that our rights would be the same as those enjoyed by all other American citizens. But, you see, Congress takes very good care not to enact retroactive laws for Americans; laws to take away from American citizens the property which they hold now, already, with a recognized legal title.
190. lappuse - It is a high, solemn, almost awful thought for every individual man, that his earthly influence, which has had a commencement, will never through all ages, were he the very meanest of us, have an end...
123. lappuse - He seated himself very near her, and took both of her hands in his own. Surely there was something troubling her. "How cold these dear little hands are. Have I caused you pain?" he asked. She nodded but did not speak. "Yes, I have pained you, when I would give my heart's blood to make you happy. Oh! Mercedes, I cannot give you up, it is impossible while I live. Do you command me to do so? Do you wish it? You know that I have loved you from the first moment I saw you; when I lifted you in my arms....
87. lappuse - All I want to do is to save the few cattle I have left. I am willing to quit-claim to you the land you have taken, and give you cattle to begin the stock business, and all I ask you in return is to put a fence around whatever land you wish to cultivate, so that my cattle cannot go in there.

Par autoru (1997)

Dr. Rosaura Sànchez and Beatriz Pita of the University of California-San Diego are internationally recognized authorities on MarÕa Amparo Ruiz de Burton. They researched and edited the two recently re-issued novels of Ruiz de Burton: The Squatter and the Don (Arte PÏblico Press, 1994) and Who Would Have Thought it? (Arte PÏblico Press, 1995).

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