New Book Shares History of Mexico and the Southwest

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Dolores M. Martinez releases ‘Experiences in the Historical Borderlands: A Shared Ancestry’

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During her graduate studies, Dolores M. Martinez had to come up with a topic for a thesis project. Immigration issues in Colorado in 2008 prompted her to want to write about immigration and migration in the U.S. It also led her to come up with the book, “Experiences in the Historical Borderlands: A Shared Ancestry” (published by Xlibris). For more details about the book, please visit

The book gives an overview of the history of Mexico and the southwest; and how the Spanish arrived and migrated to the area of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. There is discussion on the isolation of the population; the genocide of the natives and how they lost their families, language and identity. There is also genealogical mapping that readers will find interesting in working on their own family history.

“This is a history of the southwestern United States, and covers a lot of genealogical information for the families that had ancestors in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range,” Martinez says. “The book documents the Native Americans who lost their identity and languages and still do not know the tribe they are from.”

Martinez hopes that through the book, readers will want to research their own family history, record the oral history of their older family members so that their descendants will know about their family and start their own family trees.

“Experiences in the Historical Borderlands: A Shared Ancestry”
By Dolores M. Martinez
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781984539878
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781984539861
E-Book | 114 pages | ISBN 9781984539885
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dolores M. Martinez is a native of Colorado. Born and raised in the southern part of Colorado, where many of her ancestors settled in the 1800s after their migration from New Mexico. Martinez’s passion in life has been family genealogy and has pursued this interest for over 30 years. She has worked in the legal field for over 40 years and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from the University of Colorado at Denver. She lives in Thornton, Colorado with her husband José. She has one son Kristian, who was a victim of a homicide and four grandchildren. Martinez and her husband have both worked in public service and have been involved in many community based non-profit organizations for many years promoting veteran, education, youth and historical preservation missions. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and extended family.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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