North from Mexico

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  • Paperback
  • 372 pages
  • North from Mexico
  • Carey McWilliams
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
  • 9780275932244

About the Author: Carey McWilliams

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North from MexicoCarey McWilliam S North From Mexico, First Published In 1949, Is A Classic Survey Of Chicano History That Continues To Have A Major Influence On Studies Of The Mexican American Experience Today Widely Used In College Courses On Chicano And Southwestern History And Culture, The Volume Provides A Comprehensive General History Of The Mexican Experience In The United States, Beginning With The Early Aboriginal Inhabitants Now Fully Updated By Matt S Meier To Cover The Period 1945 Through 1988, North From Mexico Explores All Aspects Of The Chicano Experience In The United States Including Family, Employment, Education, Assimilation, Political, Cultural, And Economic Issues Particularly Valuable Is The Inclusion Of Current Statistical And Census Data On Immigration Patterns, Educational And Voting Characteristics, And Social And Economic Trends In The Hispanic Population.Material New To This Edition Includes An Overview Of The Development Of Mexican American Organizations And Leaders And The Struggle For Greater Acceptance In American Society That Has Characterized The Mexican American Experience In Recent Decades Particular Attention Is Focused On The Movimiento, The Movement For Civil And Political Equality With Other Americans Meier Stresses The Cultural Aspects Of The Movement And Profiles Key Leaders Among The Other Issues Central To The Mexican American Experience Since 1945 Which Receive Detailed Coverage Are The Immigration And Naturalization Of Mexicans, The Social And Economic Role Of Undocumented Workers From Mexico, And The Effects Of The Simpson Rodino Immigration Reform And Control Act Meier Also Contrasts The Considerable Achievements Of Mexican Americans In The Political And Cultural Spheres With The Persistently High Rates Of Unemployment And Poverty That Continue To Plague The Hispanic Population With The Addition Of Meier S Perceptive Analysis Of The Past Four Decades, North From Mexico Stands Once Again As The Definitive Source On The Historical Experience Of Chicanos In The United States.

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10 thoughts on “North from Mexico

  1. Rob Charpentier says:

    Put simply, I m in complete awe of this book, and especially with its author As it turns out, I am not the only one to hold this sentiment For, it appears that McWilliams tends to have this general effect upon people with nearly anything he writes I can now honestly lament the fact that it has taken this long for me to read him However, this is not really my fault as I m of an opportunist when it comes to reading and I normally just take what comes my way that happens to be along my interests Although I ve been long familiar with his name and reputation, many of McWilliams books are not kept in print with current editions so they are extremely hard to come by The primary reason for this is not from any lack of popularity or favor but largely because the majority of his writing is non fiction and several decades old at this point So, I can only imagine that somehow the prevailing consensus amongst publishers must be that he is too outdated to be bothered with This is understandable to a degree, but in his case I think this might be a misguided premise There are a few anthologies out there that collect his best work together, as well as include him along him with other writers on certain topics, mainly that dealing with California Only, if his other books are anywhere near as good as this one then these should only be seen as introductions to the man and all of his books should be brought out in new editions NOW Although...

  2. LA says:

    HIST 8980 Hawes Thematic Studies Fall 2005very hung up on proper name for Mexicans Latinos Chicanos etc Details US Mex relationship from conquest to present 1968 No mention of legal action except for Westminster Discusses religion, work, family.

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  4. JimZ says:

    Leaned a great deal about the history of the Mexican people and their experience in what is now the American Southwest.

  5. Gabriella says:

    It was written 50 years ago, but still a must read for anyone looking to fully understand U.S history or present day immigration issues.

  6. Lynnie says:

    So far, this book is really good Does not read like a novel but author able to give enough lively info to make it enjoyable.