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Manifest destinies : the making of the Mexican American race

Author: Laura E Gómez
Publisher: New York : New York University, ©2007.
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Traces the origins of Mexican Americans as a racial group in the United States, paying attention to shifting meanings of race and law in nineteenth century. This title explores the paradox of Mexican  Read more...

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Gómez, Laura E., 1964-
Manifest destinies.
New York : New York University, ©2007
(OCoLC)761925607
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura E Gómez
ISBN: 9780814731741 0814731740 9780814732052 0814732054
OCLC Number: 154677369
Description: xii, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The U.S. colonization of northern Mexico and the creation of Mexican Americans --
Where Mexicans fit in the new American racial order --
How a fragile claim to whiteness shaped Mexican Americans' relations with Indians and African Americans --
Manifest destiny's legacy : race in America at the turn of the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Laura E. Gómez.
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In her discussion of the role of law in the creation of Mexican Americans as a racial group Gomez tells a convincing story of conquerors manipulating the conquered. -"The Santa Fe New Mexican""

 
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Ambitious, Engaging, and Lacking Nuance

by robert_borneman (WorldCat user published 2009-03-24) Fair Permalink

Laura Gómez' work on "The Making of the Mexican American Race" is an effort to engage law, sociology and history (7 - 8) in an effort to create "a coherent national story to be told about Mexican Americans." (8) Her efforts, however, to use...
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