This thesis covers the final years of the struggle made by New Mexico to secure statehood.
The period prior to 1907 is touched upon briefly as it is necessary to have an understanding of the background of the fight in order to have clear the reasons for some of the later action. The entire statehood endeavor falls into three major categories: first, the period from 1849 to 1905 when desultory and intermittent efforts were made to pass a statehood enabling act; second, the legislative effort in 1906 to bring about jointure with Arizona and create one state, and, third, the period from 1907 to 1912 which comprised a series of intensive efforts and during which time success was finally achieved. The latter period is the one with which this work primarily deals.
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First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Thomas Matthews Pearce
Third Committee Member
Thomas, Dorothy E.. "The Final Years of New Mexico's Struggle for Statehood 1907-1912." (1940). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hist_etds/203