Providing a comprehensive and up-to-date historical overview of Mexican migration to the U.S., Beyond la Frontera: The History of Mexico-U.S. Migration examines the transnational and historical impact of migratory trends as they developed in Mexico and the U.S. from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Featuring essays by leading authors in the field, the book utilizes both a chrological and thematic structure, referencing mutually influential periods in Mexican and Mexican-American history. Taking into consideration the bi-national historical factors and narrative constructions of Mexican migration, Beyond la Frontera also describes how we may better understand the persistent legislative debates surrounding migrant rights and national sovereignty.
Mark Overmyer-Velazquez is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of Visions of the Emerald City: Modernity, Tradition, and the Formation of Porfirian Oaxaca, Mexico (2006), which won the 2007 Best Book Prize awarded by the New England Council on Latin American Studies.