Images and Conversations: Mexican Americans Recall a Southwestern Past

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Some Hispanic Americans living today can recall a time when barrio or ranch life was marked by a simplicity and neighborliness that has vanished with progress. These thirteen first-person accounts of southern Arizona residents capture a spirit evocative of the Hispanic presence in the Southwest, while striking photographs reflect the grace and dignity of their lives.

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Some Hispanic Americans living today can recall a time when barrio or ranch life was marked by a simplicity and neighborliness that has vanished with progress. These thirteen first-person accounts of southern Arizona residents capture a spirit evocative of the Hispanic presence in the Southwest, while striking photographs reflect the grace and dignity of their lives.

"Their stories are those of a people with a strong sense of place, person, and time; they are capsules of the aspirations and disappointments of thousands of Mexican Americans throughout the Southwest." --Books of the Southwest

"The passages chosen by Martin demonstrate not only an understanding and empathy for her subjects, but also an intuitiveness about the elements of daily life that are at once unique and universal." --Arizona Republic

"The photographs by Bernal add immensely to the volume, which will be enjoyed by lovers of the Southwest and historians of Hispanics." --Pacific Historian

Patricia Preciado Martin is also the author of Songs My Mother Sang to Me and El Milagro and Other Stories, both published by the University of Arizona Press. The late Louis Carlos Bernal was an acclaimed photographer of the Tucson barrio.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780816508013
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1983
  • Pages: 110

Table of Contents

The House of the Fig Tree 9
Antonio Cordova: The Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon 13
Herminia Cordova: Sasabe and El Hoyo 23
Leonardo Martinez: The Rincons and Barrio Anita 27
Maria Soto Audelo: The Sierritas and Barrio Historico 37
Alberto Salazar Urias: Barrio Libre and Carrillo Gardens 47
Elina Laos Sayre: The Old Pueblo 53
Jacinta Jacobo Carranza: Fort Lowell and Barrio Anita 59
Henry Garcia: El Hoyo and the Old Pueblo 69
Marina Ruiz Olivas: Los Reales 77
Felix Olivas: Los Reales 81
Frank Escalante: The Far East Side and the Rincons 85
Margarita Martinez: Along the Rio Santa Cruz 99
Miguel Amado: Amado, Arizona 105
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