Fig 18_Courtesy Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

History Colorado Lecture Series

Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands

Still the least understood theater of the Civil War, the southwest borderlands saw not only Union and Confederate forces clashing but also American Indians, Hispanos, and Anglos struggling for survival, power, and dominance on both sides of the border. When the fighting was over, a new power hierarchy had emerged. Relations between the region’s inhabitants, and their nations, had forever changed. Dr. Andrew Masich of the Senator John Heinz History Center offers a cohesive framework for understanding this power shift while demonstrating the importance of transnational and multicultural views of the Civil War and the borderlands.