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Title Major problems in Mexican American history : documents and essays / edited by Zaragosa Vargas.
Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c1999.
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 Floor2  E184.M5 M354 1999    IN LIBRARY
 Floor2  E184.M5 M354 1999    IN LIBRARY
 Floor2  E184.M5 M354 1999    IN TRANSIT
Description xvii, 483 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Major problems in American history series
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Partial Contents Interpreting the Chicano past: Alternative approaches to Chicano history / G.G. Gonzalez and R. Fernandez; Recent approaches to Chicano history / A.M. Saragoza -- Precolonial period: Pueblo Indians call for war, 1680; Cultural roots of ancient Southwest Indians / C.G. Velez-Ibanez; Sexual violence and the politics of conquest in Alta California / A.I. Castaneda -- Early Mexicano communities on the Northern frontier, the Spanish colonial period to 1821: Bishop Pedro Tamaron y Romeral visits New Mexico, 1760; Gender, race, and culture in the history of the California frontier / A.I. Castaneda -- Early Mexicano life and society in the Southwest, 1821-1846: Joshua Gregg paints a picture of La Tules; Creating the myth of the Alamo / H.B. Brear -- Mexican Americans after the Mexican War, 1848-1860: John Rollin Ridge reflects on the life of Joaquin Murieta, 1850; Origins of nativism in California / L. Pitt -- Conflict and community among Mexican Americans in the Southwest, late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Gregorio Cortez is immortalized in song, 1901; Unmarried women of Santa Fe, 1850-1880 / D.J. Gonzalez [Cont. in Annot.]
Summary [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"--Pref.
Subject Mexican Americans -- History.
Mexican Americans -- History -- Sources.
Related Names Vargas, Zaragosa.
ISBN 0395845556
OCLC number 40503843