HIS 314K • HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS IN US
We will examine the historical development of the Mexican community in the United States since 1848. The Mexican historical experience will be presented within the context of U.S. and Mexico history, with comparative reference to Latino and African American history. The objective will be to describe and explain time and place specific variations in the socio-cultural incorporation of the Mexican community as a national minority and bottom segment of the working class. The course will address change and continuity as we treat the themes of racialized social relations, work, migration, community and diplomatic trans-border relations, political struggles, and the process of historical production.
Rodolfo Acuña, Occupied America; A History of Chicanos. David Montejano, Anglos and Mexican in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986. Emilio Zamora, The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas.