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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Spring 2007

ANT 322M • Mexican American Indigenous Heritage

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
29890 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
WAG 201

Course Description

This course examines the cultural prehistory and racial history of Mexican Americans from 1519 to the present. The purpose of the course is to examine how policies and laws enacted by the governments of Spain, Mexico, and the U.S. impacted the ethnic and racial identities of Mexican Americans. The geographic focus of the course is Mexico and the United States Southwest.


texts/readings subject to change (1) Menchaca, Martha, " Recovering History, Constructing Race" (2) Meyers and Sherman, "The Course of Mexican History" (3) Diaz, Bernal, "The Conquest of New Spain" A reader will also be required.


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