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The Emergence of Mexican America
Recovering Stories of Mexican Peoplehood in U.S. Culture
- In The Emergence of Mexican America, John-Michael Rivera examines the cultural, political, and legal representations of Mexican Americans and the development of US capitalism and nationhood. Beginning with the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 and continuing through the period of mass repatriation of US Mexican laborers in 1939, Rivera examines both Mexican-American and Anglo-American cultural production in order to tease out the complexities of the so-called "Mexican question." Using historical and archival materials, Rivera's wide-ranging objects of inquiry include fiction, non-fiction, essays, treaties, legal materials, political speeches, magazines, articles, cartoons, and advertisements created by both Mexicans and Anglo Americans. Engaging and methodologically venturesome, Rivera's study is a crucial contribution to Chicano/Latino Studies and fields of cultural studies, history, government, anthropology, and literary studies.
- AcknowledgmentsIntroduction "How Do You Make the Invisible, Visible?": Locating Stories of Mexican Peoplehood 1 Don Zavala Goes to Washington: Translating U.S. Democracy 2 Constituting Terra Incognita: The "Mexican Question" in U.S. Print Culture 3 Embodying Manifest Destiny: Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton and the Color of Mexican Womanhood 4 Claiming Los Bilitos: Miguel Antonio Otero and the Fight for New Mexican Manhood 5 "Con su pluma en su mano": Americo Paredes and the Poetics of "Mexican American" Peoplehood Conclusion: Recovering La memoria: Locating the Recent Past Notes Bibliography Index About the Author
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