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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Emilio Zamora

Professor Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Professor, Department of History
Emilio Zamora

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Interests

history of Mexicans in the U.S.; oral history and archival enterprise in Texas and northern Mexico

Publications

Books

The WWI Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz, Edited by Emilio Zamora; Translated by Emilio Zamora, with Ben Maya. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014.

Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas, Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II.  College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2009.  Four best book awards.

The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas.  College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1993.  Two best book awards.

El Movimiento Obrero Mexicano en el Sur de Texas, 1900-1920.  México, D.F.: Secretaría de Educación Pública, 1986.


Anthologies

Beyond the Latino World War II Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation (Co-editor with Maggie Rivas Rodríguez).  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009. 

Mexican Americans in Texas History; Selected Essays (Lead editor, with Cynthia Orozco and Rodolfo Rocha).  Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2000.

Chicano Discourse: Selected Conference Proceedings of the National Association for Chicano Studies (Co-Editor with Tatcho Mindiola). Houston: A NACCS Publication, Center for Mexican American Studies, 1992.


 Textbook

Texas and Its History, 2nd ed. (Author-Consultant to authors-editors Joe B. Frantz, Robert K. Holz, Mildred P. Mayhall, and Sam W. Newman).  Dallas: Pepper Jones Martinez, Inc., Publishers, 1978.


 Essays (Since 2000)

“Introduction,” In The WWI Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz, Edited by Emilio Zamora; Translated by Emilio Zamora, with Ben Maya. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014, pp. 1-19.

“To Preserve Our Words is to Free Our People,” Somos, The Latino Online Literary Magazine, August 9, 2013, 12 pp.  Reprinted in Historia Chicana (Online site on Mexican American history), August 11, 2013. 

“The Failed Promise of Wartime Opportunity for Mexicans in the Texas Oil Industry,” In Texas Labor History, Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and James C. Maroney. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013.  This is a reprint of a 1992 article that appeared in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and that received the best article award (1992) on Borderlands History from the Western Historical Association.

“Alonso Perales and the Hemispheric Strategy for Civil Rights,” In Defense of My People, Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican American Public Intellectuals, Edited by Michael Olivas. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2013. 

“Moving the Liberal-Minority Coalition Up the Educational Pipeline,” In Politics and the History Curriculum: The Struggle over Standards in Texas and the Nation, Edited by Keith Erekson. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Las Escuelas del Centenario in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato; Internationalizing Mexican History,” In Recovering the Hispanic History of Texas, Edited by Mónica Perales and Raul Ramos.  Houston: Arte Público Press, 2010, pp. 38-66.

“Introduction,” In Beyond the Latino World War II Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation, Edited by Maggie Rivas Rodríguez and Emilio Zamora. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009, pp. 1-10.

“Mexican Nationals in the U.S. Military during World War II, Diplomacy and Battlefield Sacrifice,” In Beyond the Latino World War II Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation, Edited by Maggie Rivas Rodríguez and Emilio Zamora. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009, pp. 90-109, 199-203.

“Mexico’s Wartime Intervention on Behalf of Mexicans in the United States, A Turning of Tables,” In Mexican Americans and World War II,” Edited by Maggie Rivas Rodríguez. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005, pp. 221-43.

“History, Agency and Political Struggle; A Different View,” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Special Issue, “Presence, Voice, and Politics in Chicana/o Studies,” Edited by Angela Valenzuela, Vol. 18, no. 2 (March-April 2005): 247-54.        

“La guerra en pro de la justicia y la democracia en Francia y Texas: José de la Luz Sáenz y el lenguaje del movimiento mexicano de los derechos civiles,” ISTOR, Revista  de Historia Internacional 4, Núm. 13 (Verano 2003): 9-35. Translation of 2002 article, “Fighting on Two Fronts.”

“Fighting on Two Fronts: José de la Luz Saenz and the Language of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement,” In Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, Volume IV, Edited by José F. Aranda, Jr. and Silvio Torres-Saillant. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2002, pp. 214-39.

“The Américo Paredes Papers,” The Journal of South Texas 15, no. 2 (Fall 2002): 14-31.

“Introduction,” In Mexican Americans in Texas History, Edited by Emilio Zamora, Cynthia Orozco, and Rodolfo Rocha. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2000.  I was the principal author of the “Introduction.”

“Mutualist and Mexicanist Expressions of a Mexican Political Culture in Texas,” In Mexican Americans in Texas History, Edited by Emilio Zamora, Cynthia Orozco, and Rodolfo Rocha. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2000.

“Jose de La Luz Saenz, 1888-1951,” El Mesteño,Vol. 3, Issue 31 (April 2000), 4-5.

 

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