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Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.

The U.S.-Mexico borderlands have long supported a web of relationships that transcend the U.S. and Mexican nations. Yet national histories usually overlook these complex connections. Continental Crossroads rediscovers this forgotten terrain, laying the foundations for a new borderlands history at...

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Continental Crossroads: Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History

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Overview

Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.

The U.S.-Mexico borderlands have long supported a web of relationships that transcend the U.S. and Mexican nations. Yet national histories usually overlook these complex connections. Continental Crossroads rediscovers this forgotten terrain, laying the foundations for a new borderlands history at the crossroads of Chicano/a, Latin American, and U.S. history. Drawing on the historiographies and archives of both the U.S. and Mexico, the authors chronicle the transnational processes that bound both nations together between the early nineteenth century and the 1940s, the formative era of borderlands history.

A new generation of borderlands historians examines a wide range of topics in frontier and post-frontier contexts. The contributors explore how ethnic, racial, and gender relations shifted as a former frontier became the borderlands. They look at the rise of new imagined communities and border literary traditions through the eyes of Mexicans, Anglo-Americans, and Indians, and recover transnational border narratives and experiences of African Americans, Chinese, and Europeans. They also show how surveillance and resistance in the borderlands inflected the “body politics” of gender, race, and nation. Native heroine Bárbara Gandiaga, Mexican traveler Ignacio Martínez, Kiowa warrior Sloping Hair, African American colonist William H. Ellis, Chinese merchant Lee Sing, and a diverse cast of politicos and subalterns, gendarmes and patrolmen, and insurrectos and exiles add transnational drama to the formerly divided worlds of Mexican and U.S. history.

Contributors. Grace Peña Delgado, Karl Jacoby, Benjamin Johnson, Louise Pubols, Raúl Ramos, Andrés Reséndez, Bárbara O. Reyes, Alexandra Minna Stern, Samuel Truett, Elliott Young

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822386322
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication date: 10/11/2004
  • Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 887,333
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Samuel Truett is Assistant Professor of History at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Elliott Young is Associate Professor of History at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon; he is the author of Catarino Garza’s Revolution on the Texas-Mexico Border, published by Duke University Press.

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Table of Contents


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by David J. Weber iii
Acknowledgments vii
INTRODUCTION
Making Transnational History: Nations, Regions, and Borderlands
Samuel Truett and Elliott Young 1
FRONTIER LEGACIES
CHAPTER ONE
Finding the Balance: BÇxar in Mexican/Indian Relations
Raúl Ramos 59
CHAPTER TWO
Fathers of the Pueblo: Patriarchy and Power in Mexican California, 1800-1880
Louise Pubols 111
BORDERLAND STORIES
CHAPTER THREE
Race, Agency, and Memory in a Baja California Mission
Bìrbara O. Reyes 159
CHAPTER FOUR
An Expedition and Its Many Tales
AndrÇs ResÇndez 203
CHAPTER FIVE
Imagining Alternative Modernities: Ignacio Mart«nez_s Travel Narratives
Elliott Young 248
TRANSNATIONAL IDENTITIES
CHAPTER SIX
At Exclusion_s Southern Gate: Changing Categories of Race and Class Among
Chinese Fronterizos
Grace Pe a Delgado 295
CHAPTER SEVEN
Between North and South: The Alternative Borderlands of William H. Ellis
and the African-American Colony of 1895
Karl Jacoby 333
CHAPTER EIGHT
Transnational Warrior: Emilio Kosterlitzky and the Transformation of the
U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1873-1928
Samuel Truett 386
BODY POLITICS
CHAPTER NINE
The Plan de San Diego Uprising and the Making of the Modern Texas-Mexican
Borderlands
Benjamin Johnson 438
CHAPTER TEN
Nationalism on the Line: Masculinity, Race, and the Creation of the U.S. Border
Patrol, 1910-1940
Alexandra Minna Stern 482
CONCLUSION
Borderlands Unbound
Samuel Truett and Elliott Young 525




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Mexican-American Border Region Historiography, Mexican-American Border Region Social conditions, Mexican-American Border Region Ethnic relations, Ethnicity Mexican-American Border Region History, United States Relations Mexico, Mexico Relations United States
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