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Major problems in Mexican American history : documents and essays

Major problems in Mexican American history : documents and essays

Author: Zaragosa Vargas
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©1999.
Series: Major problems in American history series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
[TofC cont.] Struggle and strife, social conditions of Mexican Americans, 1910-1917: Reverend Pedro Grado addresses El Congreso Mexicanista, 1911; Mexican immigrant women in El Paso, Texas / M.T. Garcia -- Mexican immigrant experience, 1917-1928: Anita Edgar Jones surveys Mexican life in Chicago, 1928; Mexican immigrants in the Midwest / Z. Vargas -- Mexican Americans in the Great Depression, 1929-1941 -- Mexican
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Major problems in Mexican American history.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©1999
Online version:
Major problems in Mexican American history.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©1999
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zaragosa Vargas
ISBN: 0395845556 9780395845554
OCLC Number: 40503843
Description: xvii, 483 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Interpreting the Chicano past --
Essays --
Alternative approaches to Chicano history / Gilbert G. González, Raúl Fernández --
Recent approaches to Chicano history / Alex M. Saragoza --
Chicano/a historians and the revision of Western history / David G. Guitérrez --
Further reading --
ch. 2. The precolonial period --
Documents --
1. A Franciscan friar describes the land and people of New Mexico, 1541 --
2. Spain asserts control over the Indians of Nueva Galicia, Mexico, 1570 --
3. The Pueblo Indians call for war, 1680 --
4. Teodoro de Croix reports on pacifying the Indians in California, 1781 --
5. Colonel Don Antonio Cordero discusses the Apaches, 1796 --
Essays --
Cultural roots of ancient Southwest Indians / Carlos G. Véliz-Ibáñez --
The Indians of the Southwest in 1492 / Carroll L. Riley --
Sexual violence and the politics of conquest in Alta California / Antonia I. Castañeda --
Further reading --
ch. 3. Early Mexicano communities on the Northern frontier, the Spanish colonial period to 1821 --
Documents --
1. Bishop Pedro Tamarón y Romeral visits New Mexico, 1760 --
2. Captain Pierre Marie François de Pagès reports on early settlements in Texas, 1767 --
3. Survivor María Ana Montielo recounts the Indian uprising at Yuma, Arizona, 1781 --
4. Jean Franc̜ois La Pérouse describes the Mission Indians of Carmel, California, 1786 --
5. Justice of the peace Cornelio Vigil restores a land grant to New Mexican citizens, 1842 --
Essays --
Gender, race, and culture in the history of the California frontier / Antonia I. Castañeda --
Spanish Texas and borderlands historiography / Gerald E. Poyo, Gilberto M. Hinojosa --
Further reading --
ch. 4. Early Mexicano life and society in the Southwest, 1821-1846 --
Documents --
1. Eulalia Pérez remembers early California, 1823 --
2. Captain Frederick W. Beechy describes the California missions, 1826 --
3. General Manuel Mier y Terán reports on the Texas-Coahuila Territory, 1828-1829 --
4. Eulalia Yorba gives and eyewitness account of the siege of the Alamo, 1836 --
5. Olibama López recalls pioneer life in Colorado's San Luis Valley in the early nineteenth century --
6. Joshua Gregg paints a picture of La Tules --
7. Ralph Emerson Twitchell offers an opinion on La Tules --
Essays --
Mythmaking and the Texas revolution / David J. Weber --
Creating the myth of the Alamo / Holly Beachley Brear --
La Tules of image and reality / Deena J. González --
Further reading. ch. 5. Mexican Americans after the Mexican War, 1848-1860 --
Documents --
1. The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo establishes borders, 1848 --
2. Secretary of State James Buchanan reacts to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848 --
3. John Rollin Ridge reflects on the life of Joaquín Murieta, 1850 --
4. A California newspaper condemns violence against Mexicans, 1856 --
5. William W.H. Davis comments on the customs of the Spanish-speaking New Mexicans, 1857 --
6. John Hittell reviews Mexican land claims in California, 1857 --
7. Juan Cortina calls Texas Mexicans to armed resistance, 1859 --
Essays --
The origins of nativism in California / Leonard Pitt --
Anglo American stereotypes of Californianas / Antonia I. Castañeda --
Life for Mexicans in Texas after the 1836 Revolution / Arnoldo De León --
Further reading --
ch. 6. Conflict and community among Mexican Americans in the Southwest, late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries --
Documents --
1. Mexico's Investigative Commission reports on violence and theft along the Texas-Mexico border, 1873 --
2. Miguel Antonio Otero remembers New Mexico, 1880 --
3. Las Gorras Blancas announce their platform, 1890 --
4. The Californio "first families" are recalled, 1891 --
5. Gregorio Cortez is immortalized in song, 1901 --
Essays --
The unmarried women of Santa Fe, 1850-1880 / Deena J. González --
Chicano/a frontier and regional communities in the Southwest / Sarah Deutsch --
Further reading --
ch. 7. Struggle and strife : social conditions of Mexican Americans, 1910-1917 --
Documents --
1. Victor S. Clark comments on changes in Mexican immigration to the United States, 1908 --
2. The Reverend Pedro Grado addresses El Congreso Mexicanista, 1911 --
3. Flores de Andrade recalls her revolutionary activity as an immigrant in El Paso, Texas, 1911 --
4. Samuel Bryan analyzes increases in Mexican immigrations, 1912 --
5. "Los Sediciosos" (The Seditionists) commemorates Mexican American resistance in South Texas, 1915 --
Essays --
Mexican immigrant women in El Paso, Texas / Mario T. García --
Mexican voluntary organizations of South Texas / Emilio Zamora --
Further reading --
ch. 8. The Mexican immigrant experience, 1917-1928 --
Documents --
1. The Reverend Robert N. McLean assesses Protestant religious work among the Mexicans, 1923 --
2. The Reverend Robert N. McLean reports on Colorado Mexicans, 1924 --
3. Anita Edgar Jones surveys Mexican life in Chicago, 1928 --
4. Ernesto Galarza defends Mexican Immigrants, 1929 --
5. Merton E. Hill outlines a program for Americanizing the Mexicans, 1931 --
6. Elisa Silva describes Mexican immigrant life in Los Angeles, 1920s --
Essays --
Mexican immigrants in the Midwest / Zaragosa Vargas --
The acculturation of young Mexican American women / Vicki L. Ruiz --
Further reading. ch. 9. Mexican Americans in the Great Depression, 1929-1941 --
Documents --
1. U.S. Commissioner General of Immigration reports on Mexican immigration, 1931 --
2. Carey McWilliams assails Mexican repatriation from California, 1933 --
3. Frank C. McDonald recounts events leading to mediation of the California Cotton Pickers Strike, 1933 --
4. Elsie Chavez Chilton recalls relatives working with the Civilian Conservation Corps near Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1930s --
5. Susana Archuleta looks back at jobs with the Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Youth Administration in Northern New Mexico, 1930s --
6. Bert Corona remembers the Civil Works Administration camps in El Paso, Texas, 1934 --
7. Philip Stevenson describes the deportation of Jesús Pallares, 1936 --
8. Emma Tenayuca reminisces about labor organizing in San Antonio, Texas, 1936-1938 --
Essays --
Oral history and Mexicana farmworkers / Devra Anne Weber --
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Northern New Mexico / María E. Montoya --
Further reading --
ch. 10. Mexican Americans and World War II, 1941-1945 --
Documents --
1. Raúl Morín discusses Mexican Americans in military service, 1942 --
2. The coordinator on Inter-American Affairs applauds the Mexican American war effort, 1943 --
3. Los Angeles Times appeals for an end to the Zoot Suit Wars, 1943 --
4. The Citizens' Committee for the Defense of Mexican American Youth reports on the Sleepy Lagoon Case, 1943 --
5. Beatrice Morales Clifton recalls her experience at a California Lockheed Airplane factory, 1944 --
6. Carlos E. Castañeda testifies on job discrimination against Mexican Americans in war defense industries, 1945 --
Essays --
An interpretation of the causes of the Zoot Suit Wars / Stuart Cosgrove --
The contributions of Mexican American women workers in the Midwest to the war effort / Richard A. Santillán --
Further reading --
ch. 11. Mexican Americans in the Cold War years, 1945-1960 --
Documents --
1. Méndez et al. v. Westminister School District addresses school segregation, 1946 --
2. Isabel González offers a dismal report on Mexican Americans, 1947 --
3. Beatrice W. Griffith analyzes Eduardo Roybal's election to the Los Angeles City Council, 1949 --
4. Hart Stilwell warns of the problem of undocumented Mexican immigration, 1949 --
5. The American G.I. Forum and the Texas State Federation of Labor condemn undocumented Mexican immigration, 1953 --
Essays --
The Asociación Nacional México-Americans (ANMA) / Mario T. García --
The U.S. Government's unofficial role in the Bracero Program / Kitty Calavita --
Further reading. ch. 12. The struggle for Chicano power, 1965-1974 --
Documents --
1. María Moreno remembers farmworker life, 1965 --
2. Ernest Vigil opposes induction to fight in Vietnam, 1968 --
3. Reies Lopez Tijerina writes an open letter from Santa Fe jail, 1969 --
4. The Chicano Coordinating Council on Higher Education discusses the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MECHA), 1969 --
5. Armando Rendon recalls the Winter Garden Project of the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO), 1969 --
6. César Chávez speaks with Bob Fitch about La Causa, 1970 --
7. Lea Ybarra and Nina Genera report on Chicano mobilization against the Vietnam War, 1972 --
Essays --
The Mexican American Youth Organization / Armando Navarro --
The significant role of Chicanas in the United Farm Workers' boycott / Margaret Rosa --
Further reading --
ch. 13. The gaining of power : Chicano political empowerment, 1964-1980 --
Documents --
1. Grape workers issue the Boycott Day Proclamation, 1969 --
2. José Angel Gutiérrez calls for political action, 1970 --
3. La Raza Unida Convention announces its priorities, 1972 --
4. Dolores Huerta recalls Democratic and Republican response to the farmworker issue, 1972 --
5. Vilma S. Martínez testifies before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) --
6. Juan Vásquez discusses Willie Velásquez and the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) --
Essays --
The 1972 campaign of Ramsey Muñiz for governor of Texas / Ignacio M. García --
Gaining the Mexican American vote in the 1982 Presidential elections / Tony Castro --
Further reading --
ch. 14. The Chicano experience in contemporary America --
Documents --
1. Frank del Olmo characterizes Southern California's Latinos as "a people living on the bridge between two worlds," 1983 --
2. Lety Martínez González writes about life as an undocumented Mexican in California, 1990 --
3. Marta López-Garza chronicles the Chicano quest for power in Los Angeles, 1992 --
4. Nina Schuyler reports on the mothers of East Los Angeles and their struggle for their community, 1992 --
5. George Ramos and Tracy Wilkinson analyze the Los Angeles Riots, 1992 --
6. Rubén Martínez describes the fight against Proposition 187, 1995 --
7. Frank del Olmo explains what Latinos have to lose by Proposition 209, 1996 --
Essays --
Mexican American women's activism in East Los Angeles / Mary S. Prado --
The struggle for control of Los Angeles government / Rodolfo F. Acuña --
Latina liberation / Elizabeth Martínez --
Further reading.
Series Title: Major problems in American history series
Responsibility: edited by Zaragosa Vargas.
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[TofC cont.] Struggle and strife, social conditions of Mexican Americans, 1910-1917: Reverend Pedro Grado addresses El Congreso Mexicanista, 1911; Mexican immigrant women in El Paso, Texas / M.T. Garcia -- Mexican immigrant experience, 1917-1928: Anita Edgar Jones surveys Mexican life in Chicago, 1928; Mexican immigrants in the Midwest / Z. Vargas -- Mexican Americans in the Great Depression, 1929-1941 -- Mexican Americans and World War II, 1941-1945 -- Mexican Americans in the Cold War years, 1945-1960 -- Struggle for Chicano power, 1965-1974 -- Gaining of power, Chicano political empowerment, 1964-1980 -- Chicano experience in contemporary America.

" ... Documents the presence of the largest Spanish-speaking Latino subgroup in the United States while it marks its contributions to the nation's life. The primary aim of this volume is to illustrate the Chicano experience from as many vantage points as possible, and with as many Chicano views as possible. The documents and essays gathered [in this book] invite readers to see Chicanos in their everyday life and in their organizational life"--Preface.


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