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From the Publisher"This excellent collection of primary sources illustrates virtuallyevery major theme relating to the history of the mushroomingMexican-origin communities in the United States. The updatedbibliography is superb."
—Manuel G. Gonzales, Diablo Valley College
"Mintz breathes new life into the American narrative with acollection that integrates the Mexican American experience throughimaginative, expertly contextualized materials and valuable aidsfor further study."
—Roberto Trevino, The University of Texas atArlington
"Mexican American Voices demonstrates that "mestizaje" isalive and well within the United States historical narrative. Thesincere deployment of the Mexican American voice will engagestudents and enhance the classroom experience."
—Miguel A. Levario, Texas Tech University
". . . ideal for a student audience. Mintz illustrates thevaried sources scholars use to write history. An enlighteningintroduction places each chronological period in historicalcontext. The book revises the popular understanding that thehistory of the U.S. is one which moves from east to west. Mostimportant, it makes a statement on what constitutes MexicanAmerican history."
—Arnoldo De Leon, Angelo State University
". . . an engaging and thorough documentary introduction to thelong fetch of Mexican American history. From the colonial expansionof the Spanish empire to the grassroots militancy of the Chicana/oMovement, Mintz equips students and teachers of the MexicanAmerican experience with the arsenal to explore its complicated andoften contradictory relationship to broader narratives of UnitedStates and continental history. . . . a welcome and importantresource."
—Luis Alvarez, University of California, San Diego