Big Bend National Park
Mexico, the United States, and a Borderland Ecosystem

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Author: Michael Welsh

Format: Paper
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781948908825
Published Date: 2021

Big Bend National Park: Mexico, the United States, and a Borderland Ecosystem is the story of binational cooperation along the Rio Grande/Río Bravo corridor. Audiences in Mexico and the United States may find compelling the description of public and private efforts to create a unique memorial to friendship, even as it reveals how often cultural differences get in the way.

Author Bio
Michael Welsh is a professor of history at the University of Northern Colorado. He has written several studies for the US Army Corps of Engineers in the American West as well as five studies of national parks in the American West, including Landscape of Ghosts, River of Dreams: A History of Big Bend National Park.

"In the spirit of Walter Prescott Webb, Edward Abbey, and Terry Tempest Williams, Michael Welsh evokes the spiritual grandeur of the expansive Big Bend National Park in this detailed study of the region, skillfully set within the historical context of U.S.-Mexican relations, the contretemps of Texan history, and the institutional frameworks of agencies on both sides of the border.”
Evan Ward, associate professor of history, Brigham Young University