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Blood oranges : colonialism and agriculture in the South Texas borderlands

Author: Timothy Paul Bowman
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Connecting the greater west series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Blood Oranges traces the origins and legacy of racial differences between Anglo Americans and ethnic Mexicans (Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans) in the South Texas borderlands in the twentieth century. Author Tim Bowman uncovers a complex web of historical circumstances that caused ethnic Mexicans in the region to rank among the poorest, least educated, and unhealthiest demographic in the country. The key to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bowman, Timothy Paul, 1978-
Blood oranges.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015044744
(OCoLC)930026792
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Paul Bowman
ISBN: 9781623494148 1623494141 9781623494155 162349415X
OCLC Number: 982978488
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 266 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Note on terminology --
Introduction --
Border colonies: Mexicans, Anglos, and the South Texas borderlands from ranchland to commercial agriculture --
From farmers to colonizers: boosterism and the creation of commercial farming colonies --
Making the border orange: citriculture and the changing landscape of the South Texas borderlands during the 1920s --
"More Texan than the Texans": colonialism and race in the South Texas borderlands, 1917-1930 --
Many valleys: the fates of small growers and Mexican workers during the 1930s --
Toward a homeland: the Chicano Movement and the intellectual creation of homeland in South Texas --
Conclusion --
Notes.
Series Title: Connecting the greater west series.
Responsibility: Timothy Paul Bowman ; foreword by Sterling Evans.

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Traces the origins and legacy of racial differences between Anglo Americans and ethnic Mexicans in the South Texas borderlands in the twentieth century. Author Tim Bowman uncovers a complex web of  Read more...

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