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Redeeming La Raza : transborder modernity, race, respectability, and rights

Redeeming La Raza : transborder modernity, race, respectability, and rights

Author: Gabriela González
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Redeeming La Raza examines the gendered and class-conscious political activism of Mexican-origin people in Texas from 1900 to 1950. In particular, it questions the inter-generational agency of Mexicans and Mexican Americans who subscribed to particular race-ethnic, class, and gender ideologies as they encountered barriers and obstacles in a society that often treated Mexicans as a nonwhite minority. Middle-class  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
González, Gabriela.
Redeeming La Raza.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017056469
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriela González
ISBN: 9780199914159 019991415X 9780199345533 0199345538
OCLC Number: 1031053773
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Tejas Foco Nonfiction Book Award of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Winner of the Liz Carpenter Award of the Texas State Historical Association Winner of the Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize of the Texas State Historical Association Winner of the Jim Parish Award for Documentation and Publication of Local and Regional History of the Webb County Heritage Foundation.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 261 pages)
Contents: Introduction: redeeming La Raza in the world of two flags entwined --
Modernizing Mexico, 1900-1929 --
Social change, cultural redemption, and social stability: the political strategies of gente decente reform --
Masons, magonistas, and maternalists: liberal, anarchist, and maternal feminist thought within a local/global nexus --
Crossing borders to rebirth the nation: Leonor Villegas de Magnón and the Mexican Revolution --
Borderlands Mexican Americans in modern Texas, 1930-1950 --
"Todo por la patria y el hogar" (All for country and home): the transnational lives and work of Romúlo Munguía and Carolina Malpica de Munguía --
La pasionaria (the passionate one): Emma Tenayuca and the politics of radical reform --
Struggling against Jaime Crow: LULAC, gente decente heir to a transborder political strategy --
Conclusion: "La idea mueve" (the idea moves us): why cultural redemption matters.
Responsibility: Gabriela González.


The economic modernization of the American Southwest and Mexico transformed the lives of ethnic Mexicans, subjecting them to economic exploitation and racism. Redeeming La Raza analyzes how political  Read more...


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