The historical record of the Rio Grande valley through most of the nineteenth century reveals well-documented violence fueled by racial hatred,national rivalries, lack of governmental authority, competition for resources, an an international border that offered refuge to lawless men. Less noted is the region’s other every day reality, one based on coexistence and cooperation between Mexicans, Anglo Americans and the Native Americans, African Americans and Europeans who also inhabited the borderlands. This book is a history of these parallel worlds. Size 6 &1/2 x 9 &1/2. Illustrated.