The Mexican Americans / Alma M. Garcia.

Published
  • Westport, Conn. ; London : Greenwood Press 2002
Physical description
xiv, 220 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
  • 0313314993
ISSN
  • 1092-6364
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-209) and index.
  • English.
Contents
  • Series Foreword.
  • Acknowledgments.
  • 1. Background. p. 1.
  • Geography. p. 1.
  • Early Civilizations. p. 2.
  • Spanish Conquest. p. 3.
  • Spanish Culture in the New World. p. 5.
  • Mexican Independence. p. 6.
  • U.S.-Mexico War of 1845. p. 8.
  • Mexico under Benito Juarez. p. 10.
  • 2. Mexican Revolution and Immigration. p. 13.
  • Mexico under Diaz (1876-1911). p. 13.
  • Mexican Revolution of 1910. p. 14.
  • Immigration to the United States. p. 16.
  • Immigrant Culture. p. 21.
  • 3. Continued Immigration, World Wars, and Aftermath. p. 27.
  • Continued Immigration and Labor Unrest (1920-1940). p. 27.
  • World War II and the Bracero Program. p. 30.
  • Impact of Mexican Immigration. p. 34.
  • 4. Immigration Act of 1965 and Other Acts. p. 37.
  • Operation Wetback. p. 37.
  • McCarran-Walter Act of 1952. p. 39.
  • Mexico's Economic Crisis and Increased Mexican Immigration. p. 40.
  • Hart-Cellar Immigration Act of 1965. p. 44.
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. p. 47.
  • Consequences for Mexican Immigrant Communities. p. 50.
  • 5. Demographic Profile of Mexican Immigrants in the United States. p. 53.
  • Population Size and Composition. p. 53.
  • Age and Family Structure. p. 55.
  • Educational Attainment. p. 58.
  • Poverty. p. 59.
  • Occupation and Income. p. 59.
  • Mexican Immigrant Business Owners. p. 63.
  • 6. Family, Culture, and Life Cycle Rituals. p. 67.
  • Family. p. 67.
  • Religious Life Cycle Rituals. p. 69.
  • Birth and Baptism Rituals. p. 69.
  • La Quinceanera: The Mexican Debutante. p. 71.
  • Marriage Rituals. p. 75.
  • Funeral Rituals. p. 78.
  • 7. Retaining Mexican Culture and Identity. p. 81.
  • Living "Mexican" in the United States. p. 82.
  • Mexican Government and Mexican Immigrants. p. 87.
  • Language. p. 89.
  • Spanish-Language Newspapers. p. 90.
  • Television and Mexican Immigrant Communities. p. 92.
  • Catholic Church and Mexican Immigrants. p. 94.
  • Religious Practices. p. 97.
  • Music. p. 98.
  • 8. Families and Changing Gender Relations. p. 101.
  • Understanding Mexican Immigrant Familism. p. 101.
  • Machismo and Gender Roles. p. 103.
  • Immigration and Changes in Gender Roles. p. 104.
  • Other Patterns of Egalitarianism within Mexican Families. p. 107.
  • Feminism among Mexican and Mexican-American Women. p. 108.
  • 9. Paths toward Citizenship. p. 113.
  • Citizenship in Historical Context. p. 113.
  • Naturalization Policies. p. 116.
  • Becoming American Citizens. p. 117.
  • California's Proposition 187. p. 119.
  • Dual Citizenship. p. 123.
  • 10. Forging a New American Political Identity. p. 127.
  • Patterns of English Language Acquisition and Usage. p. 127.
  • Development of Political Associations and Organizations. p. 132.
  • League of United Latin American Citizens. p. 133.
  • Politics of Social Protest. p. 136.
  • Electoral Politics. p. 139.
  • Public Policies and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. p. 148.
  • Electoral Politics and Mexican-American Voters. p. 151.
  • 11. Children of Immigrants: The Second Generation. p. 155.
  • Ethnic Identities. p. 155.
  • Educational Attainment Levels of Second-Generation Mexican Americans. p. 159.
  • Nation in Transition. p. 161.
  • Latino Wave in American Culture. p. 163.
  • 12. Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations. p. 167.
  • Mexico's Border Problems. p. 167.
  • Return Migration from the United States to Mexico. p. 172.
  • Mexican Presidential Politics and Mexican Immigrants. p. 174.
  • 13. Toward a Twenty-first Century of Diversity: The New American Society. p. 179.
  • Twenty-first Century and the U.S. Population. p. 179.
  • Future Social Policy Implications. p. 181.
  • Immigrant Identity: Old Ties and New Allegiances. p. 182.
  • From Melting Pot to Mosaic. p. 184.
  • App. Notable Mexicans and Mexican Americans. p. 187.
  • Glossary. p. 203.
  • References. p. 205.
  • Index. p. 211.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • An overview of the history and experiences of Mexican-Americans, covering the history of Mexico-U.S. relations and Mexican immigration, Mexican and Mexican-American culture, and such topics as changing gender relations, political identity, and naturalization policies.

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University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: North Wing, Ground Floor 664:5.c.200.108
University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 8 History TD500.M3 GAR3
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University of Portsmouth: University Library, Ground Floor 305.86872073 Standard

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