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University of Houston Series in Mexican American Studies #04: Ethnicity in the Sunbelt: Mexican Americans in Houstonby Arnoldo De Leon
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Featuring a side of Tejano history too often neglected, author Arnoldo De Leandoacute;n shows that people of Spanish-Mexican descent were not passive players in or, worse, absent from West Texas history but instead were active agents at the center of it.
The collection of essays inand#160;Tejano West Texasandmdash;many never before publishedandmdash;will correct decades of historiographical oversight by emphasizing the centrality of the Mexican American experience in the history of the region.
De Leandoacute;n, a true dean of Tejano history, showcases the continued presence and contribution of Mexican Americans to West Texas. This collection begins in the 1770s when settlers of Mexican descent first began migrating to Presidio and then to other sections of the Big Bend. De Leandoacute;n then turns his attention to the nineteenth century when Mexican immigrants and other Texans searched for work throughout the West Texas hinterland, and his coverage continues onward through the twentieth century.
Mexican American and Texas history scholars will findand#160;Tejano West Texasand#160;to be an invaluable addition to the Tejano narrative.
Author Arnoldo De Leandoacute;n shows that people of Spanish-Mexican descent were not passive players in or, worse, absent from West Texas history but instead were active
De Leandoacute;n showcases the continued presence and contribution of Mexican Americans to West Texas.
A century after the first wave of Hispanic settlement in Houston, the city has come to be known as the and#147;Hispanic mecca of Texas.and#8221; Arnoldo De Leand#243;nand#8217;s classic study of Hispanic Houston, now updated to cover recent developments and encompass a decade of additional scholarship, showcases the urban experience for Sunbelt Mexican Americans.
De Leand#243;n focuses on the development of the barrios in Texasand#8217; largest city from the 1920s to the present. Following the generational model, he explores issues of acculturation and identity formation across political and social eras. This contribution to community studies, urban history, and ethnic studies was originally published in 1989 by the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston. With the Centerand#8217;s cooperation, it is now available again for a new generation of scholars.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-267) and index.
About the Author
ARNOLDO DE LEand#211;N holds the C. J. and#147;Redand#8221; Davidson Endowed Professorship in History at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters and a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association, he has written a number of important books and many articles on Mexican Americans in Texas. He earned his Ph.D. at Texas Christian University.
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