HIS 314K • History of Mexican Amers in US
This course examines the history of Mexicans/Mexican Americans/Chicana/os in the United States from the U.S.-Mexican conflict in what is now the Southwestern United States to the present. We will attempt to understand the past through an interdisciplinary lens - through art, literature, film, poetry, geography, economics and revisionist histories. We will focus on understanding how these histories influence contemporary Chicano/Chicana life and experience, especially since the development of the Chicano Movement on the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Exams 60% Paper 20% attendance and participation 20%
Acuïa, Rodolfo, Occupied America (fifth edition) Paredes, Américo, George Washington Gñmez Ruiz, Vicki L., From Out of the Shadows Vargas, Zaragosa, Labor Rights are Civil Rights Additional readings will be available via Blackboard.