CMAS Announces New Book Published Through The University of Texas Press
Posted: May 31, 2012
The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is pleased to announce the publication of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the Making of the United States. The anthology, edited by John Tutino, is published under the auspices of the CMAS History, Culture & Society Series by The University of Texas Press.
Mexico and Mexicans have been involved in every aspect of making the United States from colonial times until the present. Yet our shared history is a largely untold story, eclipsed by headlines about illegal immigration and the drug war. Placing Mexicans and Mexico in the center of American history, this volume elucidates how economic, social, and cultural legacies grounded in colonial New Spain shaped both Mexico and the United States, as well as how Mexican Americans have constructively participated in North American ways of production, politics, social relations, and cultural understandings.