Mexican-Origin People in the United Stat: A Topical History

Mexican-Origin People in the United Stat: A Topical History

by Oscar J. Martinez

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816520893
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Series: The Modern American West
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 352,852
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Oscar J. Martínez's own family migrated from the interior of Mexico to El Paso in the 1950s. He is a Regents Professor of History at the University of Arizona.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresix
List of Tablesxi
List of Abbreviationsxiii
Prefacexv
Introductionxix
Part I.Natives and Immigrants
1From Regional to National Minority3
2Contours of Mexican Immigration23
Part II.The Scourge of Racism
3The Legacy of Oppression51
4Identity and the Struggle for Integration72
Part III.Working and Climbing
5Travails of Making a Living93
6Mixed Social Progress125
Part IV.Politics and Challenges for a New Century
7Community and Political Power151
8Reflections186
Notes203
Bibliography213
Index231

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