A History of Mexicans in the United States

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Traces the history of the Mexican American community in the southwest from the earliest Spanish explorers to the 1990s, and argues that most strove to be law-abiding in spite of discrimination.

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Mexicanos tells the rich and vibrant story of Mexicans in the United States. Emerging from the ruins of Aztec civilization and from centuries of Spanish contact with indigenous people, Mexican culture followed the Spanish colonial frontier northward and put its distinctive mark on what became the southwestern United States. Shaped by their Indian and Spanish ancestors, deeply influenced by Catholicism, and tempered by an often difficult existence, Mexicans continue to play an important role in U.S. society, even as the dominant Anglo culture strives to assimilate them. Thorough and balanced, this book makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of the Mexican population of the United States, a growing minority who will be a vital presence in 21st-century America.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1999
ISBN: 9780253335203
Branch Call Number: 973.0468 GON
Characteristics: x, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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