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Malcolm Ebright's Land Grants and Lawsuits in Northern New Mexico contributes significantly to the history of private land grants in New Mexico. The book's central theme is that an injustice was perpetrated by the United States on Hispanic land grant claimants. Having first established the broader legal and historical context, Ebright explores the subject through the disputes over five land grants. He traces the history of the settlement of each selected land grant under the laws and customs of New Mexico prior to 1846 and then examines their adjudication by the United States.

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Western Legal History

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