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Crossing the Rio Grande An Immigrant's Life in The 1880s

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ISBN-10: 160344808X

ISBN-13: 9781603448086

Edition: N/A

Authors: Luis G. Gomez, Thomas H. Kreneck, Guadalupe Valdez

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Although they are among the most important sources of the history of the American Southwest, the lives of ordinary immigrants from Mexico have rarely been recorded. Educated and hardworking, Luis G. Gómez came to Texas from Mexico as a young man in the mid-1880s. He made his way around much of South Texas, finding work on the railroad and in other businesses, observing the people and ways of the region and committing them to memory for later transcription. Few of the 150,000 immigrants in the last half of the nineteenth century left written records of their experiences, but Gómez wrote his memoir and had it privately published in Spanish in 1935.Crossing the Rio Grandepresents an English…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Thomas H. Kreneck is head of Special Collections & Archives at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. A specialist in developing local research resources, Kreneck founded the Mexican American archival component at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.