James A. Sandos
Professor of History & Farquhar
Professor of the Southwest
Office: Gannett Center Room 13
Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1978
Latin America, including Mexico, Brazil and the Spanish Borderlands with the United States;
California Indian History;
Vietnam and Guerrilla Warfare in the 20th Century
University of Redlands Personnel Committee Awards for Outstanding Teaching, Teaching Innovation, and Outstanding Scholarship
Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in America prize for an Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights in North America in 1994 for The Hunt for Willie Boy: Indian-hating and Popular Culture (University of Oklahoma Press, 1994), joint with Larry E. Burgess.
Pacific Coast Conference on Latin American Studies Hubert B. Herring Prize for Best Article in the Field of Latin American Studies for "Junípero Serra's Canonization and the Historical Record," The American Historical Review 93 (December, 1988).
Converting California: Indians and Franciscans in the Missions (Yale University Press, 2004)
"Film As Mirror, Film As Mask: The Hollywood Indian versus Native Americans in Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here" in Peter Rollins and John O'Connor, eds., The Hollywood Indian (University Press of Kentucky, 1994), joint with Larry E. Burgess.
"From 'Boltonlands' to 'Weberlands,' The Borderlands Enter American History," American Quarterly 46 (December, 1994).
Rebellion in the Borderlands: Anarchism and the Plan of San Diego, 1904-1923 (University of Oklahoma Press, 1992).
Jim has recently completed a two year long seminar on the issue of social control on New Spain's far northern frontier. He was selected to write on Alta California and to join with scholars from Mexico, Spain, and the United States to explore this topic. The seminar, sponsored by the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University has led to the production of a book-length ms that will be published in 2005. Jim's new interpretation of California mission history entitled Converting California (Yale, 2004) is designed to help students and teachers of the subject present a balanced view of this controversial subject. He contributed two essays for the California Historical Society's four volumes commemorating California's sesquicentennial. The first of these dealing with Indian-White relations from 1769 to the Gold Rush appeared in Contested Eden (Berkeley, 1998) and the second addressing the impact of the Gold Rush on Indians and Californios appeared in Rooted in Barbarous Soil (Berkeley, 2000).
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