North from Mexico The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States

ISBN-10: 0275932249

ISBN-13: 9780275932244

Edition: 1990 (Revised)

Authors: Carey McWilliams, Matt S. Meier

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Carey McWilliams' North From Mexico, first published in 1949, is a classic survey of Chicano history that continues to have a major influence on studies of the Mexican-American experience today. Widely used in college courses on Chicano and Southwestern history and culture, the volume provides a comprehensive general history of the Mexican experience in the United States, beginning with the early aboriginal inhabitants. Now fully updated by Matt S. Meier to cover the period 1945 through 1988, North From Mexico explores all aspects of the Chicano experience in the United States including family, employment, education, assimilation, political, cultural, and economic issues. Particularly valuable is the inclusion of current statistical and census data on immigration patterns, educational and voting characteristics, and social and economic trends in the Hispanic population. Material new to this edition includes an overview of the development of Mexican-American organizations and leaders and the struggle for greater acceptance in American society that has characterized the Mexican-American experience in recent decades. Particular attention is focused on the movimiente, the movement for civil and political equality with other Americans. Meier stresses the cultural aspects of the movement and profiles key leaders. Among the other issues central to the Mexican-American experience since 1945 which receive detailed coverage are the immigration and naturalization of Mexicans, the social and economic role of undocumented workers from Mexico, and the effects of the Simpson-Rodino Immigration Reform and Control Act. Meier also contrasts the considerable achievements of Mexican-Americans in the political and cultural spheres with the persistently high rates of unemployment and poverty that continue to plague the Hispanic population. With the addition of Meier's perceptive analysis of the past four decades, North From Mexico stands once again as the definitive source on the historical experience of Chicanos in the United States.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/9/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

In Spanish Saddlebags
The Fantasy Heritage
The Fan of Settlement Heart of the Borderlands
The Broken Border ""Not Counting Mexicans"" Gringos and Greasers
The Heritage of the Southwest
The Borderlands are Invaded
The Second Defeat ""The Mexican Problem""
The Pattern of Violence Blood on the Pavements
The War Years After A Hundred Years ""One and Together"" Chicano Leadership and Organization
Afterword
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