The Mexican Texans

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In The Mexican Texans, author Phyllis McKenzie uses historical narrative and a wealth of photographs to explore how time has shaped the identity of Mexican Texans and their continued contribution in the Lone Star State through more than six generations. With vivid descriptions of the language, music, values, and celebrations that enrich Mexican Texan life, this book will appeal to readers young and old who are interested in Texas and Mexican history. Features include

· 58 illustrations

· boxed biographical ...

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Overview

In The Mexican Texans, author Phyllis McKenzie uses historical narrative and a wealth of photographs to explore how time has shaped the identity of Mexican Texans and their continued contribution in the Lone Star State through more than six generations. With vivid descriptions of the language, music, values, and celebrations that enrich Mexican Texan life, this book will appeal to readers young and old who are interested in Texas and Mexican history. Features include

· 58 illustrations

· boxed biographical sketches

· Spanish poetry with English translation

· recipes for traditional Mexican Texan dishes

The Mexican Texans is part of a five-volume set from the Institute of Texan Cultures. The entire set, entitled Texans All, explores the social and cultural contributions made by five distinctive cultural groups that already existed in Texas prior to its statehood or that came to Texas in the early twentieth century: The Indian Texans, The Mexican Texans, The European Texans, The African Texans, and The Asian Texans.

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Editorial Reviews

Arnoldo De Leon
"It does rely on the new Tejano history of the last 20 to 25 years. It covers essential events and highlights the lives of prominent Tejanos (including "heroes/sheroes"). . . . well written in a manner that appeals to a general audience. It is complemented by excellent quotes (primary sources) and illustrations."—Arnoldo De Leon, San Angelo State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585443079
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Texans All Series
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 937,522
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis McKenzie holds degrees in history and archaeology from Cornell University and the University of Idaho. For the past twelve years she has researched and curated the new Tejano exhibit at the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio.Sara R. Massey, general editor for Texans All, is an education specialist at the Institute of Texan Cultures, where she develops social studies instructional materials for Texas history.

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Table of Contents

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Foreword
Introduction 3
Ch. 1 Establishing Roots: The Colonial Era, 1519-1821 5
Ch. 2 Weathering a Century of Change, 1800-1900 37
Ch. 3 In the Matrix of Modern Texas, 1900-60 73
Ch. 4 The Late Twentieth Century: Identity in a Porous Society, 1960-2000 101
Conclusion 117
Notes 123
Selected Bibliography 131
Index 133
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