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Arturo Madrid

 Arturo Madrid is the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and director of the Mexico, the Americas, and Spain Program at Trinity University in San Antonio. He has founded, directed, or served on the boards of numerous national organizations, including the Tomás Rivera Center, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. His honors include the Charles Frankel Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Hope Franklin Award, and honorary degrees from Mount Holyoke College and Pomona College.

In the Country of Empty Crosses

In the Country of Empty Crosses is Arturo Madrid’s complex yet affirming memoir about northern New Mexico—places such as Tierra Amarilla, San Augustín, and Los Fuertes that were once among the most remote in the nation. This is Madrid's homeland, a place in which his ancestors predate those who landed at Plymouth Rock. Madrid grew up in a family that was doubly removed from the community: as...

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