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- DescriptionMost writing about Mexican Americans deals only with the twentieth century. This book provides the much-needed historical perspective that is essential for a full understanding of the present. Dozens of selections from firsthand accounts, introduced by David J Weber's essays, capture the essence of the Mexican-American experience in the Southwest from the time the first pioneers came rth from Mexico. PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: The first edition was selected as a Choice 'Outstanding Academic Book of the Year' and received the following accolades: An excellent job of illuminating the early historical experience of Mexicans living in the United States... - Western Historical Quarterly. Weber...has done more than compile a first-rate anthology...he has done much to put the selected accounts into a meaningful historical framework. This coupled with excellent documentary choices and extensive tes makes it the single best volume for understanding the Mexican American experience in the nineteenth-century Southwest... - Choice.
- Author BiographyDavid J Weber is director of the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. His prize-winning books include: The Mexican Frontier, 1821-1846: The American Southwest under Mexico and Myth and the History of the Hispanic Southwest, both from UNM Press. Arnoldo de Leon is the C J 'Red' Davidson Professor of History, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, and author of Racial Frontiers: Africans, Chinese, and Mexicans in Western America, 1848-1890, also from UNM Press.
- PublisherUniversity of New Mexico Press
- Date of Publication15/03/2004
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationAlbuquerque, NM
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of New Mexico Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight552 g
- Width150 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byDavid J. Weber
- Foreword byArnoldo De Leon
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