Mexicans in Scottsdale, Arizona (Images of America Series)

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Though their role in the history of Scottsdale's development has been marginalized over the years, Mexicano residents made many important contributions to the city's establishment and growth. In the early 1900s, businessman E. O. Brown recruited Mexicanos from Arizona border towns to work in the area's cotton fields and on the farms. These laborers were the first people to live in the neighborhood that now makes up the center of Old Scottsdale. Some called it the "barrio," but Scottsdale Mexicanos called the ...
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Overview


Though their role in the history of Scottsdale's development has been marginalized over the years, Mexicano residents made many important contributions to the city's establishment and growth. In the early 1900s, businessman E. O. Brown recruited Mexicanos from Arizona border towns to work in the area's cotton fields and on the farms. These laborers were the first people to live in the neighborhood that now makes up the center of Old Scottsdale. Some called it the "barrio," but Scottsdale Mexicanos called the area "home." Today only a few buildings remain that can attest to the neighborhood's original inhabitants, most notably the Old Adobe Mission and Coronado School, now the home of the Scottsdale Historical Museum. The preservation of these buildings and the more than 200 photographs included in this book are just a few of the testaments to Scottsdale's fascinating Mexican heritage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738548265
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/7/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.64 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author


Author José María Burruel, Ph.D., spent his formative years in Eskatel, playing and praying, farm laboring, socializing, studying, and serving in the military. As an adult, he has been a teacher, administrator, and community advocate. For this volume, he has

gathered together a remarkable collection of vintage photographs from friends, relatives, local historical societies, museums, and archives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2008

    Deconstructing stereotypes

    This book is very timely. With the antique photographs, we are taken to a place where we can embrace our similarities and forget out ethnic differences, albeit briefly. The book helps us deconstruct our stereotypes of the 'other' and hopefully lessens the intolerance directed at outside groups 'in this case, Mexicans' of people that comprise the United States today. Wonderful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2007

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    Although the book is mostly photographs, it's the fact that they were submitted by families from the area that makes it a page turner. The history that can be seen in these photos and the captions is so informative. It was interesting to see how these families came to Arizona and made a name for themselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2007

    Interesting Family History

    The information in this book kept me very interested. My Aunts and Uncles happen to be the Children that are on the cover and our family is discussed in the book so I have a special interest in the book and the history that is in it.

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