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Backroads pragmatists : Mexico's melting pot and civil rights in the United States

Author: Ruben Flores
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press. copyright 2014.
Series: Politics and culture in modern America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like the United States, Mexico is a country of profound cultural differences. In the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), these differences became the subject of intense government attention as the Republic of Mexico developed ambitious social and educational policies designed to integrate its multitude of ethnic cultures into a national community of democratic citizens. To the north, Americans were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruben Flores
ISBN: 9780812246209 0812246209
OCLC Number: 991534952
Notes: "Published in association with the William B. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University."
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2015 Society for U.S. Intellectual History Book Award.
Description: 1 vol. (353 p.) : ill., jaquette ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: IntroductionPART I. THE BELOVED COMMUNITIES1. A Symphony of Cultures2. Shock TroopsPART II. THE SCIENTIFIC STATE3. The Language of Experience4. The School and Society5. The Yaqui Way of LifePART III. MEXICO AND THE ATTACK ON PLESSY6. ''The Sun Has Exploded'': Integration and the California School7. Texas and the Parallel Worlds of Civil RightsEpilogue. Pragmatism and the Decline of DeweyNotesIndexAcknowledgments
Series Title: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsibility: Ruben Flores.

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Backroads Pragmatists is the first examination of the influence of Mexican social reform on the United States. Flores illustrates how postrevolutionary Mexico's experiments in government and  Read more...

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