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Becoming Mexican American : ethnicity, culture, and identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945

Author: George J Sanchez
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©1993.
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Twentieth century Los Angeles has been the focus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between distinct cultures in U.S. history. In this pioneering study, Sanchez explores how Mexican  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George J Sanchez
ISBN: 0195069900 9780195069907 0195096487 9780195096484
OCLC Number: 27172116
Description: xiv, 367 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part One. Crossing borders : Farewell homeland --
Across the dividing line --
Newcomers in the City of Angels --
Part Two. Divided loyalties : Americanizartion and the Mexican immigrant --
The 'New Nationalism, ' Mexican style --
Part Three. Shifting homelands : Family life and the search for stability --
The sacred and the profane : Religious adaptations --
Familiar sounds of change : Music and the growth of mass culture --
Workers and consumers : A community emerges --
Part Four. Ambivalent Americanism : Where is home? The dilemma of repatriation --
Forging a new politics of opposition --
The rise of the second generation --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: George J. Sánchez.
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Becoming Mexican American makes a significant contribution to Chicano historiography through its examination of the dynamics of Mexican American life in Los Angeles...Sanchez should be praised for Read more...

 
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