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The Mexican Americans, Alma M. Garcia

Label
The Mexican Americans
Title
The Mexican Americans
Statement of responsibility
Alma M. Garcia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An overview of the history and experiences of Mexican-Americans, covering the history of Mexico-U.S. relations and Mexican immigration, Mexican and Mexican-American culture, and such topics as changing gender relations, political identity, and naturalization policies
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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García, Alma M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new Americans
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Mexico
  • United States
Label
The Mexican Americans, Alma M. Garcia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-209) 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
  • Series Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Background.
  • p. 1
  • Geography.
  • p. 1
  • Early Civilizations.
  • p. 2
  • Spanish Conquest.
  • p. 3
  • Spanish Culture in the New World.
  • p. 5
  • Mexican Independence.
  • p. 6
  • U.S.-Mexico War of 1845.
  • p. 8
  • Mexico under Benito Juarez.
  • p. 10
  • 2.
  • Mexican Revolution and Immigration.
  • p. 13
  • Mexico under Diaz (1876-1911).
  • p. 13
  • Mexican Revolution of 1910.
  • p. 14
  • Immigration to the United States.
  • p. 16
  • Immigrant Culture.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Continued Immigration, World Wars, and Aftermath.
  • p. 27
  • Continued Immigration and Labor Unrest (1920-1940).
  • p. 27
  • World War II and the Bracero Program.
  • p. 30
  • Impact of Mexican Immigration.
  • p. 34
  • 4.
  • Immigration Act of 1965 and Other Acts.
  • p. 37
  • Operation Wetback.
  • p. 37
  • McCarran-Walter Act of 1952.
  • p. 39
  • Mexico's Economic Crisis and Increased Mexican Immigration.
  • p. 40
  • Hart-Cellar Immigration Act of 1965.
  • p. 44
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
  • p. 47
  • Consequences for Mexican Immigrant Communities.
  • p. 50
  • 5.
  • Demographic Profile of Mexican Immigrants in the United States.
  • p. 53
  • Population Size and Composition.
  • p. 53
  • Age and Family Structure.
  • p. 55
  • Educational Attainment.
  • p. 58
  • Poverty.
  • p. 59
  • Occupation and Income.
  • p. 59
  • Mexican Immigrant Business Owners.
  • p. 63
  • 6.
  • Family, Culture, and Life Cycle Rituals.
  • p. 67
  • Family.
  • p. 67
  • Religious Life Cycle Rituals.
  • p. 69
  • Birth and Baptism Rituals.
  • p. 69
  • La Quinceanera: The Mexican Debutante.
  • p. 71
  • Marriage Rituals.
  • p. 75
  • Funeral Rituals.
  • p. 78
  • 7.
  • Retaining Mexican Culture and Identity.
  • p. 81
  • Living "Mexican" in the United States.
  • p. 82
  • Mexican Government and Mexican Immigrants.
  • p. 87
  • Language.
  • p. 89
  • Spanish-Language Newspapers.
  • p. 90
  • Television and Mexican Immigrant Communities.
  • p. 92
  • Catholic Church and Mexican Immigrants.
  • p. 94
  • Religious Practices.
  • p. 97
  • Music.
  • p. 98
  • 8.
  • Families and Changing Gender Relations.
  • p. 101
  • Understanding Mexican Immigrant Familism.
  • p. 101
  • Machismo and Gender Roles.
  • p. 103
  • Immigration and Changes in Gender Roles.
  • p. 104
  • Other Patterns of Egalitarianism within Mexican Families.
  • p. 107
  • Feminism among Mexican and Mexican-American Women.
  • p. 108
  • 9.
  • Paths toward Citizenship.
  • p. 113
  • Citizenship in Historical Context.
  • p. 113
  • Naturalization Policies.
  • p. 116
  • Becoming American Citizens.
  • p. 117
  • California's Proposition 187.
  • p. 119
  • Dual Citizenship.
  • p. 123
  • 10.
  • Forging a New American Political Identity.
  • p. 127
  • Patterns of English Language Acquisition and Usage.
  • p. 127
  • Development of Political Associations and Organizations.
  • p. 132
  • League of United Latin American Citizens.
  • p. 133
  • Politics of Social Protest.
  • p. 136
  • Electoral Politics.
  • p. 139
  • Public Policies and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
  • p. 148
  • Electoral Politics and Mexican-American Voters.
  • p. 151
  • 11.
  • Children of Immigrants: The Second Generation.
  • p. 155
  • Ethnic Identities.
  • p. 155
  • Educational Attainment Levels of Second-Generation Mexican Americans.
  • p. 159
  • Nation in Transition.
  • p. 161
  • Latino Wave in American Culture.
  • p. 163
  • 12.
  • Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations.
  • p. 167
  • Mexico's Border Problems.
  • p. 167
  • Return Migration from the United States to Mexico.
  • p. 172
  • Mexican Presidential Politics and Mexican Immigrants.
  • p. 174
  • 13.
  • Toward a Twenty-first Century of Diversity: The New American Society.
  • p. 179
  • Twenty-first Century and the U.S. Population.
  • p. 179
  • Future Social Policy Implications.
  • p. 181
  • Immigrant Identity: Old Ties and New Allegiances.
  • p. 182
  • From Melting Pot to Mosaic.
  • p. 184
  • App.
  • Notable Mexicans and Mexican Americans.
  • p. 187
  • Glossary.
  • p. 203
  • References.
  • p. 205
  • Index.
  • p. 211
Control code
14557901
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 220 p.
Isbn
9780313314995
Issn
1092-6364
Lccn
2001054549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Mexican Americans, Alma M. Garcia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-209) 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
  • Series Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • Background.
  • p. 1
  • Geography.
  • p. 1
  • Early Civilizations.
  • p. 2
  • Spanish Conquest.
  • p. 3
  • Spanish Culture in the New World.
  • p. 5
  • Mexican Independence.
  • p. 6
  • U.S.-Mexico War of 1845.
  • p. 8
  • Mexico under Benito Juarez.
  • p. 10
  • 2.
  • Mexican Revolution and Immigration.
  • p. 13
  • Mexico under Diaz (1876-1911).
  • p. 13
  • Mexican Revolution of 1910.
  • p. 14
  • Immigration to the United States.
  • p. 16
  • Immigrant Culture.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Continued Immigration, World Wars, and Aftermath.
  • p. 27
  • Continued Immigration and Labor Unrest (1920-1940).
  • p. 27
  • World War II and the Bracero Program.
  • p. 30
  • Impact of Mexican Immigration.
  • p. 34
  • 4.
  • Immigration Act of 1965 and Other Acts.
  • p. 37
  • Operation Wetback.
  • p. 37
  • McCarran-Walter Act of 1952.
  • p. 39
  • Mexico's Economic Crisis and Increased Mexican Immigration.
  • p. 40
  • Hart-Cellar Immigration Act of 1965.
  • p. 44
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
  • p. 47
  • Consequences for Mexican Immigrant Communities.
  • p. 50
  • 5.
  • Demographic Profile of Mexican Immigrants in the United States.
  • p. 53
  • Population Size and Composition.
  • p. 53
  • Age and Family Structure.
  • p. 55
  • Educational Attainment.
  • p. 58
  • Poverty.
  • p. 59
  • Occupation and Income.
  • p. 59
  • Mexican Immigrant Business Owners.
  • p. 63
  • 6.
  • Family, Culture, and Life Cycle Rituals.
  • p. 67
  • Family.
  • p. 67
  • Religious Life Cycle Rituals.
  • p. 69
  • Birth and Baptism Rituals.
  • p. 69
  • La Quinceanera: The Mexican Debutante.
  • p. 71
  • Marriage Rituals.
  • p. 75
  • Funeral Rituals.
  • p. 78
  • 7.
  • Retaining Mexican Culture and Identity.
  • p. 81
  • Living "Mexican" in the United States.
  • p. 82
  • Mexican Government and Mexican Immigrants.
  • p. 87
  • Language.
  • p. 89
  • Spanish-Language Newspapers.
  • p. 90
  • Television and Mexican Immigrant Communities.
  • p. 92
  • Catholic Church and Mexican Immigrants.
  • p. 94
  • Religious Practices.
  • p. 97
  • Music.
  • p. 98
  • 8.
  • Families and Changing Gender Relations.
  • p. 101
  • Understanding Mexican Immigrant Familism.
  • p. 101
  • Machismo and Gender Roles.
  • p. 103
  • Immigration and Changes in Gender Roles.
  • p. 104
  • Other Patterns of Egalitarianism within Mexican Families.
  • p. 107
  • Feminism among Mexican and Mexican-American Women.
  • p. 108
  • 9.
  • Paths toward Citizenship.
  • p. 113
  • Citizenship in Historical Context.
  • p. 113
  • Naturalization Policies.
  • p. 116
  • Becoming American Citizens.
  • p. 117
  • California's Proposition 187.
  • p. 119
  • Dual Citizenship.
  • p. 123
  • 10.
  • Forging a New American Political Identity.
  • p. 127
  • Patterns of English Language Acquisition and Usage.
  • p. 127
  • Development of Political Associations and Organizations.
  • p. 132
  • League of United Latin American Citizens.
  • p. 133
  • Politics of Social Protest.
  • p. 136
  • Electoral Politics.
  • p. 139
  • Public Policies and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
  • p. 148
  • Electoral Politics and Mexican-American Voters.
  • p. 151
  • 11.
  • Children of Immigrants: The Second Generation.
  • p. 155
  • Ethnic Identities.
  • p. 155
  • Educational Attainment Levels of Second-Generation Mexican Americans.
  • p. 159
  • Nation in Transition.
  • p. 161
  • Latino Wave in American Culture.
  • p. 163
  • 12.
  • Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations.
  • p. 167
  • Mexico's Border Problems.
  • p. 167
  • Return Migration from the United States to Mexico.
  • p. 172
  • Mexican Presidential Politics and Mexican Immigrants.
  • p. 174
  • 13.
  • Toward a Twenty-first Century of Diversity: The New American Society.
  • p. 179
  • Twenty-first Century and the U.S. Population.
  • p. 179
  • Future Social Policy Implications.
  • p. 181
  • Immigrant Identity: Old Ties and New Allegiances.
  • p. 182
  • From Melting Pot to Mosaic.
  • p. 184
  • App.
  • Notable Mexicans and Mexican Americans.
  • p. 187
  • Glossary.
  • p. 203
  • References.
  • p. 205
  • Index.
  • p. 211
Control code
14557901
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 220 p.
Isbn
9780313314995
Issn
1092-6364
Lccn
2001054549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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