Mexican American Voices: A Documentary Reader

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John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2009 - History - 232 pages
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This short, comprehensive collection of primary documents provides an indispensable introduction to Mexican American history and culture.
  • Includes over 90 carefully chosen selections, with a succinct introduction and comprehensive headnotes that identify the major issues raised by the documents
  • Emphasizes key themes in US history, from immigration and geographical expansion to urbanization, industrialization, and civil rights struggles
  • Includes a 'visual history' chapter of images that supplement the documents, as well as an extensive bibliography
 

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Contents

The United States Spanish Heritage
19
Californias Mission System
33
James Knox Polk The War Commences 1846
71
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
77
Antonio Marıa Pico A Loss of Land and Power 1859
85
Resistance to Conquest
91
An Account
98
William Redmond Ryan Een Waterplaats in Neder
104
Labor Activism 1930
126
Growth 1912
133
Mexico 1929
139
Enrique Santibonez Mistreatment of Mexican Immigrants
143
A Migratory Farm Worker Testifies Before Congress 1951
151
Youth The Sleepy Lagoon Case 1942
157
Mexican Americans 1946
163
Chicanismo
169

U S Nuevo Laredo Mexico ca 1912
109
New York WorldTelegram and the Sun Newspaper
115

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About the author (2009)

Steven Mintz is a member of the History Department and director of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Center at Columbia University.

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