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The Resource Culture of empire : American writers, Mexico, and Mexican immigrants, 1880-1930, Gilbert G. González

Culture of empire : American writers, Mexico, and Mexican immigrants, 1880-1930, Gilbert G. González

Label
Culture of empire : American writers, Mexico, and Mexican immigrants, 1880-1930
Title
Culture of empire
Title remainder
American writers, Mexico, and Mexican immigrants, 1880-1930
Statement of responsibility
Gilbert G. González
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Culture of Empire is an intersection of intellectual history with Chicano history, labor history, and Mexican history. It is a historically rich and well-organized study that promises to confirm the author's profile as one of the preeminent scholars of Chicano history and transborder studies."--Zaragosa Vargas, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara A history of the Chicano community cannot be complete without taking into account the United States' domination of the Mexican economy beginning in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, writes Gilbert G. Gonzalez. For that economic conquest inspired U.S. writers to create a "culture of empire" that legitimated American dominance by portraying Mexicans and Mexican immigrants as childlike "peons" in need of foreign tutelage, incapable of modernizing without Americanizing, that is, submitting to the control of U.S. capital. So powerful was and is the culture of empire that its messages about Mexicans shaped U.S. public policy, particularly in education, throughout the twentieth century and even into the twenty-first. In this stimulating history, Gilbert G. Gonzalez traces the development of the culture of empire and its effects on U.S. attitudes and policies toward Mexican immigrants. Following a discussion of the United States' economic conquest of the Mexican economy, Gonzalez examines several hundred pieces of writing by American missionaries, diplomats, business people, journalists, academics, travelers, and others who together created the stereotype of the Mexican peon and the perception of a "Mexican problem." He then fully and insightfully discusses how this misinformation has shaped decades of U.S. public policy toward Mexican immigrants and the Chicano (now Latino) community, especially in terms of the way university training of school superintendents, teachers, and counselors drew on this literature in forming the educational practices that have long been applied to the Mexican immigrant community
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gonzalez, Gilbert G.
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Mexican Americans
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • United States
Label
Culture of empire : American writers, Mexico, and Mexican immigrants, 1880-1930, Gilbert G. González
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Economic Conquest and Its Social Relations.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • American Writers Invade Mexico.
  • p. 46
  • 3.
  • Imperial Burden: The Mexican Problem and Americanization.
  • p. 71
  • 4.
  • Peaceful Conquest and Mexican Migration within Mexico and to the United States.
  • p. 103
  • 5.
  • Transnational Mexican Problem.
  • p. 128
  • 6.
  • Empire, Domestic Policy, and the Education of Mexican Immigrants.
  • p. 153
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 184
  • Notes.
  • p. 193
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 225
  • Index.
  • p. 241
Control code
l82003012088
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 245 p
Isbn
9780292702073
Lccn
2003012088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Culture of empire : American writers, Mexico, and Mexican immigrants, 1880-1930, Gilbert G. González
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Economic Conquest and Its Social Relations.
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • American Writers Invade Mexico.
  • p. 46
  • 3.
  • Imperial Burden: The Mexican Problem and Americanization.
  • p. 71
  • 4.
  • Peaceful Conquest and Mexican Migration within Mexico and to the United States.
  • p. 103
  • 5.
  • Transnational Mexican Problem.
  • p. 128
  • 6.
  • Empire, Domestic Policy, and the Education of Mexican Immigrants.
  • p. 153
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 184
  • Notes.
  • p. 193
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 225
  • Index.
  • p. 241
Control code
l82003012088
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 245 p
Isbn
9780292702073
Lccn
2003012088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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