- A Note on Terminology
- 1. Initial Contacts: Redeeming Texas from Mexicans, 1821-1836
- 2. Niggers, Redskins, and Greasers: Tejano Mixed-Bloods in a White Racial State
- 3. An Indolent People
- 4. Defective Morality
- 5. Disloyalty and Subversion
- 6. Leyendas Negras
- 7. Frontier "Democracy" and Tejanos—the Antebellum Period
- 8. Frontier "Democracy" and Tejanos—the Postbellum Period
- 9. Epilogue: "Not the White Man's Equal
They Called Them Greasers / Edition 1by Arnoldo De Leon
Pub. Date: 01/01/1983
Publisher: University of Texas Press
This seminal work in the historical literature of race relations in Texas examines the attitudes of whites toward Mexicans in nineteenth-century Texas.
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De Leon's book was definately an eye-opening experience for me. I am a native Texan and have been raised to believe that the founders of our state were honest and good hearted men and women. DeLeon brings to the forefront the truth of a few of Texas' most influential leaders of the time. He mentions events and issues that no Texas school children will ever hear unless they read this book...a must read for any Texas educated individual. It will make you re-think Texas History 101.
I have read 3 of DeLeon's books, and this one by far is the most intense. DeLeon writes about the plight of Mexican-Americans living in Texas, and how and why racial prejudice manifested amongst the Anglos. It is a very descriptive and well documented work, but he fails to mention how the upper-class Tejanos avoided the brunt of the racial prejudice.