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ERIC Number: ED040003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 320
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North from Mexico. The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States.
McWilliams, Carey
A historical review is presented of the Mexican American culture spanning the first explorations of the early Spaniards in the 1500's to more recent cultural conflicts of the early 1940's. Included in 16 chapters and over 90 unique episodes are descriptions of: the origin of the Mexican American, exploitation of the Indians and "Mexicans" by "Anglos," repeated attacks upon the Spanish-speaking peoples of the Border States, the Mexican-American War, the Salt War, Spanish mission systems, the Mexican American's role in settling the West, and the economic contributions of Mexican Americans in mining, agriculture, and architecture. Incidents relating to a conflict between the "Hispanos" and the "Anglos" such as the acquisition of Mexican American land-grant property, labor disputes,"gang" warfare, revolts, and riots are cited. Discrimination, political subversion, and social exploitation are noted. The author also depicts his involvement in the Case of Sleepy Lagoon which occurred in Los Angeles. Resource documentation and chapter notes are included. (AL)
Greenwood Press, Inc., 211 E. 43 Street, New York, New York 10017 ($11.25)
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