North to Aztl�n A History of Mexican Americans in the United States

ISBN-10: 0882952439
ISBN-13: 9780882952437
Edition: 2nd 2006
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Description: Contemporary observers often quip that the American Southwest has become 'Mexicanized', but this view ignores the history of the region as well as the social reality. Mexican people and their culture have been continuously present in the territory  More...

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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Contemporary observers often quip that the American Southwest has become 'Mexicanized', but this view ignores the history of the region as well as the social reality. Mexican people and their culture have been continuously present in the territory for the past four hundred years, and Mexican Americans were actors in United States history long before the national media began to focus on them -- even long before an international border existed between the United States and Mexico. North to Aztlán, an inclusive, readable, and affordable survey history, explores the Indian roots, culture, society, lifestyles, politics, and art of Mexican Americans and the contributions of the people to and their influence on American history and the mainstream culture. Though cognizant of changing interpretations that divide scholars, Drs De León and Griswold del Castillo provide a holistic vision of the development of Mexican American society, one that attributes great importance to immigration (before and after 1900) and the ongoing influence of new arrivals on the evolving identity of Mexican Americans. Also showcased is the role of gender in shaping the cultural and political history of La Raza, as exemplified by the stories of outstanding Mexicana and Chicana leaders as well as those of largely unsung female heroes, among them ranch and business owners and managers, labour leaders, community activists, and artists and writers. In short, readers will come away from this extensively revised and completely up-to-date second edition with a new understanding of the lives of a people who currently compose the largest minority in the nation. Completely revised, re-edited, and redesigned, featuring a great many new photographs and maps, North to Aztlán is certain to take its rightful place as the best college-level survey text of Americans of Mexican descent on the market today.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Native American and Spanish Settlements
The Spanish/Mexican Northern Frontier
Natives in a Foreign Land
The Borderlands in Transition
The New Colonials: Development, Dispersal, and Diversification, 1910—1930
Communities Under Stress: Depression and War
Mexican Americans in Postwar America
Aztlan Rediscovered: The Chicano Movement
Latinos and the New Immigrants
The Dilemmas and Promises of the New Millennium
Community, Diversity, and Culture: Some Conclusions
Chronology
Glossary
Notes and References
Bibliographical Essay
Index
List of Illustrations
List of Tables

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