Major problems in Mexican American history : documents and essays / edited by Zaragosa Vargas.

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Other Authors: Vargas, Zaragosa
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c1999.
Series:Major problems in American history series.
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Table of Contents:
  • ch. 1. Interpreting the Chicano past
  • Essays
  • Alternative approaches to Chicano history / Gilbert G. González, Raúl Fernández
  • Recent approaches to Chicano history / Alex M. Saragoza
  • Chicano/a historians and the revision of Western history / David G. Guitérrez
  • Further reading
  • ch. 2. The precolonial period
  • Documents
  • 1. A Franciscan friar describes the land and people of New Mexico, 1541
  • 2. Spain asserts control over the Indians of Nueva Galicia, Mexico, 1570
  • 3. The Pueblo Indians call for war, 1680
  • 4. Teodoro de Croix reports on pacifying the Indians in California, 1781
  • 5. Colonel Don Antonio Cordero discusses the Apaches, 1796
  • Essays
  • Cultural roots of ancient Southwest Indians / Carlos G. Véliz-Ibáñez
  • The Indians of the Southwest in 1492 / Carroll L. Riley
  • Sexual violence and the politics of conquest in Alta California / Antonia I. Castañeda
  • Further reading
  • ch. 3. Early Mexicano communities on the Northern frontier, the Spanish colonial period to 1821
  • Documents
  • 1. Bishop Pedro Tamarón y Romeral visits New Mexico, 1760
  • 2. Captain Pierre Marie François de Pagès reports on early settlements in Texas, 1767
  • 3. Survivor María Ana Montielo recounts the Indian uprising at Yuma, Arizona, 1781
  • 4. Jean Fran̨cois La Pérouse describes the Mission Indians of Carmel, California, 1786
  • 5. Justice of the peace Cornelio Vigil restores a land grant to New Mexican citizens, 1842
  • Essays
  • Gender, race, and culture in the history of the California frontier / Antonia I. Castañeda
  • Spanish Texas and borderlands historiography / Gerald E. Poyo, Gilberto M. Hinojosa
  • Further reading
  • ch. 4. Early Mexicano life and society in the Southwest, 1821-1846
  • Documents
  • 1. Eulalia Pérez remembers early California, 1823
  • 2. Captain Frederick W. Beechy describes the California missions, 1826
  • 3. General Manuel Mier y Terán reports on the Texas-Coahuila Territory, 1828-1829
  • 4. Eulalia Yorba gives and eyewitness account of the siege of the Alamo, 1836
  • 5. Olibama López recalls pioneer life in Colorado's San Luis Valley in the early nineteenth century
  • 6. Joshua Gregg paints a picture of La Tules
  • 7. Ralph Emerson Twitchell offers an opinion on La Tules
  • Essays
  • Mythmaking and the Texas revolution / David J. Weber
  • Creating the myth of the Alamo / Holly Beachley Brear
  • La Tules of image and reality / Deena J. González
  • Further reading
  • ch. 5. Mexican Americans after the Mexican War, 1848-1860
  • Documents
  • 1. The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo establishes borders, 1848
  • 2. Secretary of State James Buchanan reacts to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848
  • 3. John Rollin Ridge reflects on the life of Joaquín Murieta, 1850
  • 4. A California newspaper condemns violence against Mexicans, 1856
  • 5. William W.H. Davis comments on the customs of the Spanish-speaking New Mexicans, 1857
  • 6. John Hittell reviews Mexican land claims in California, 1857
  • 7. Juan Cortina calls Texas Mexicans to armed resistance, 1859
  • Essays
  • The origins of nativism in California / Leonard Pitt
  • Anglo American stereotypes of Californianas / Antonia I. Castañeda
  • Life for Mexicans in Texas after the 1836 Revolution / Arnoldo De León
  • Further reading
  • ch. 6. Conflict and community among Mexican Americans in the Southwest, late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  • Documents
  • 1. Mexico's Investigative Commission reports on violence and theft along the Texas-Mexico border, 1873
  • 2. Miguel Antonio Otero remembers New Mexico, 1880
  • 3. Las Gorras Blancas announce their platform, 1890
  • 4. The Californio "first families" are recalled, 1891
  • 5. Gregorio Cortez is immortalized in song, 1901
  • Essays
  • The unmarried women of Santa Fe, 1850-1880 / Deena J. González
  • Chicano/a frontier and regional communities in the Southwest / Sarah Deutsch
  • Further reading
  • ch. 7. Struggle and strife : social conditions of Mexican Americans, 1910-1917
  • Documents
  • 1. Victor S. Clark comments on changes in Mexican immigration to the United States, 1908
  • 2. The Reverend Pedro Grado addresses El Congreso Mexicanista, 1911
  • 3. Flores de Andrade recalls her revolutionary activity as an immigrant in El Paso, Texas, 1911
  • 4. Samuel Bryan analyzes increases in Mexican immigrations, 1912
  • 5. "Los Sediciosos" (The Seditionists) commemorates Mexican American resistance in South Texas, 1915
  • Essays
  • Mexican immigrant women in El Paso, Texas / Mario T. García
  • Mexican voluntary organizations of South Texas / Emilio Zamora
  • Further reading
  • ch. 8. The Mexican immigrant experience, 1917-1928
  • Documents
  • 1. The Reverend Robert N. McLean assesses Protestant religious work among the Mexicans, 1923
  • 2. The Reverend Robert N. McLean reports on Colorado Mexicans, 1924
  • 3. Anita Edgar Jones surveys Mexican life in Chicago, 1928
  • 4. Ernesto Galarza defends Mexican Immigrants, 1929
  • 5. Merton E. Hill outlines a program for Americanizing the Mexicans, 1931
  • 6. Elisa Silva describes Mexican immigrant life in Los Angeles, 1920s
  • Essays
  • Mexican immigrants in the Midwest / Zaragosa Vargas
  • The acculturation of young Mexican American women / Vicki L. Ruiz
  • Further reading
  • ch. 9. Mexican Americans in the Great Depression, 1929-1941
  • Documents
  • 1. U.S. Commissioner General of Immigration reports on Mexican immigration, 1931
  • 2. Carey McWilliams assails Mexican repatriation from California, 1933
  • 3. Frank C. McDonald recounts events leading to mediation of the California Cotton Pickers Strike, 1933
  • 4. Elsie Chavez Chilton recalls relatives working with the Civilian Conservation Corps near Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1930s
  • 5. Susana Archuleta looks back at jobs with the Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Youth Administration in Northern New Mexico, 1930s
  • 6. Bert Corona remembers the Civil Works Administration camps in El Paso, Texas, 1934
  • 7. Philip Stevenson describes the deportation of Jesús Pallares, 1936
  • 8. Emma Tenayuca reminisces about labor organizing in San Antonio, Texas, 1936-1938
  • Essays
  • Oral history and Mexicana farmworkers / Devra Anne Weber
  • The Civilian Conservation Corps in Northern New Mexico / María E. Montoya
  • Further reading
  • ch. 10. Mexican Americans and World War II, 1941-1945
  • Documents
  • 1. Raúl Morín discusses Mexican Americans in military service, 1942
  • 2. The coordinator on Inter-American Affairs applauds the Mexican American war effort, 1943
  • 3. Los Angeles Times appeals for an end to the Zoot Suit Wars, 1943
  • 4. The Citizens' Committee for the Defense of Mexican American Youth reports on the Sleepy Lagoon Case, 1943
  • 5. Beatrice Morales Clifton recalls her experience at a California Lockheed Airplane factory, 1944
  • 6. Carlos E. Castañeda testifies on job discrimination against Mexican Americans in war defense industries, 1945
  • Essays
  • An interpretation of the causes of the Zoot Suit Wars / Stuart Cosgrove
  • The contributions of Mexican American women workers in the Midwest to the war effort / Richard A. Santillán
  • Further reading
  • ch. 11. Mexican Americans in the Cold War years, 1945-1960
  • Documents
  • 1. Méndez et al. v. Westminister School District addresses school segregation, 1946
  • 2. Isabel González offers a dismal report on Mexican Americans, 1947
  • 3. Beatrice W. Griffith analyzes Eduardo Roybal's election to the Los Angeles City Council, 1949
  • 4. Hart Stilwell warns of the problem of undocumented Mexican immigration, 1949
  • 5. The American G.I. Forum and the Texas State Federation of Labor condemn undocumented Mexican immigration, 1953
  • Essays
  • The Asociación Nacional México-Americans (ANMA) / Mario T. García
  • The U.S. Government's unofficial role in the Bracero Program / Kitty Calavita
  • Further reading
  • ch. 12. The struggle for Chicano power, 1965-1974
  • Documents
  • 1. María Moreno remembers farmworker life, 1965
  • 2. Ernest Vigil opposes induction to fight in Vietnam, 1968
  • 3. Reies Lopez Tijerina writes an open letter from Santa Fe jail, 1969
  • 4. The Chicano Coordinating Council on Higher Education discusses the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MECHA), 1969
  • 5. Armando Rendon recalls the Winter Garden Project of the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO), 1969
  • 6. César Chávez speaks with Bob Fitch about La Causa, 1970
  • 7. Lea Ybarra and Nina Genera report on Chicano mobilization against the Vietnam War, 1972
  • Essays
  • The Mexican American Youth Organization / Armando Navarro
  • The significant role of Chicanas in the United Farm Workers' boycott / Margaret Rosa
  • Further reading
  • ch. 13. The gaining of power : Chicano political empowerment, 1964-1980
  • Documents
  • 1. Grape workers issue the Boycott Day Proclamation, 1969
  • 2. José Angel Gutiérrez calls for political action, 1970
  • 3. La Raza Unida Convention announces its priorities, 1972
  • 4. Dolores Huerta recalls Democratic and Republican response to the farmworker issue, 1972
  • 5. Vilma S. Martínez testifies before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
  • 6. Juan Vásquez discusses Willie Velásquez and the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP)
  • Essays
  • The 1972 campaign of Ramsey Muñiz for governor of Texas / Ignacio M. García
  • Gaining the Mexican American vote in the 1982 Presidential elections / Tony Castro
  • Further reading
  • ch. 14. The Chicano experience in contemporary America
  • Documents
  • 1. Frank del Olmo characterizes Southern California's Latinos as "a people living on the bridge between two worlds," 1983
  • 2. Lety Martínez González writes about life as an undocumented Mexican in California, 1990
  • 3. Marta López-Garza chronicles the Chicano quest for power in Los Angeles, 1992
  • 4. Nina Schuyler reports on the mothers of East Los Angeles and their struggle for their community, 1992
  • 5. George Ramos and Tracy Wilkinson analyze the Los Angeles Riots, 1992
  • 6. Rubén Martínez describes the fight against Proposition 187, 1995
  • 7. Frank del Olmo explains what Latinos have to lose by Proposition 209, 1996
  • Essays
  • Mexican American women's activism in East Los Angeles / Mary S. Prado
  • The struggle for control of Los Angeles government / Rodolfo F. Acuña
  • Latina liberation / Elizabeth Martínez
  • Further reading.