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Pobre Raza!: Violence, Justice, and Mobilization among México Lindo Immigrants, 1900-1936

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Fleeing the social and political turmoil spawned by the Mexican Revolution, massive numbers of Mexican immigrants entered the southwestern United States in the early decades of the twentieth century. But instead of finding refuge, many encountered harsh, anti-Mexican attitudes and violence from an Anglo population frightened by the influx of foreigners and angered by anti-American sentiments in Mexico.

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Overview

Fleeing the social and political turmoil spawned by the Mexican Revolution, massive numbers of Mexican immigrants entered the southwestern United States in the early decades of the twentieth century. But instead of finding refuge, many encountered harsh, anti-Mexican attitudes and violence from an Anglo population frightened by the influx of foreigners and angered by anti-American sentiments in Mexico.

This book examines the response of Mexican immigrants to Anglo American prejudice and violence early in the twentieth century. Drawing on archival sources from both sides of the border, Arturo Rosales traces the rise of "México Lindo" nationalism and the efforts of Mexican consuls to help poor Mexican immigrants defend themselves against abuses and flagrant civil rights violations by Anglo citizens, police, and the U.S. judicial system. This research illuminates a dark era in which civilian and police brutality, prejudice in the courtroom, and disproportionate arrest, conviction, and capital punishment rates too often characterized justice for Mexican Americans.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780292770942
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 297
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The Mexican Revolution, Border Mexicans, and Anglos 9
2 Mexico Lindo Mobilization 22
3 The Consuls and Mexico Lindo 34
4 Mexican Criminals in the United States 49
5 Police Treatment of Mexican Immigrants 75
6 Civilian Violence against Mexican Immigrants 99
7 Mexicans and Justice in the Courtroom 122
8 Capital Punishment and Mexicans in the United States 136
9 Doing Time for Mexicans in the United States 156
10 Extradition between Mexico and the United States 177
Conclusion 193
Appendix A White and Black Civilian Violence against Mexicans 203
Appendix B Mexican-on-Mexican Violence in Texas and the Chicago Area 213
Notes 219
Bibliography 255
Index 271
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