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Mexicans in America

Author: Alison Behnke
Publisher: Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Co., ©2005.
Series: In America (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English
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Examines the history of Mexican immigration to the United States, discussing why Mexicans come, what their lives are like after they arrive, where they settle, and customs they bring from home.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Behnke
ISBN: 0822539551 9780822539551
OCLC Number: 54046664
Notes: "Web enhanced at www.inamericabooks.com."
Description: 80 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mexicans in America --
Threads of history: Two worlds meet --
Conquest and colony --
Pioneers of New Spain --
Viva Mexico --
First Mexican Americans --
Great migration: Years of terror ---
Finding work --
New homes, new lives --
Border control --
Aliens --
Hard times all around --
La Raza: Feeling permanent --
War and change --
Attack on poverty --
Finding a voice --
Fight for rights --
Operation gatekeeper --
Sense of pride --
Timeline --Glossary --
Things to see and do --
Source notes --
Selected bibliography --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: In America (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Responsibility: Alison Behnke.
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Examines the history of Mexican immigration to the United States, discussing why Mexicans come, what their lives are like after they arrive, where they settle, and customs they bring from home.

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