Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986

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  • Paperback
  • 397 pages
  • Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986
  • David Montejano
  • English
  • 21 June 2018
  • 0292775962

About the Author: David Montejano

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Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986 Winner, Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization Of American Historians, American Historical Association, Pacific Branch Book Award, Texas Institute Of Letters Friends Of The Dallas Public Library Award, Texas Historical Commission T R Fehrenbach Award, Best Ethnic, Minority, And Women S History Publication, A Major Work On The History Of Mexicans In Texas And The Relations Between Mexicans And Anglos

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10 thoughts on “Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986

  1. Daniel Morgan says:

    Something I did not realize about this book until I got to the Appendix is that it was written as a historical sociology The author explained that their purpose was to identify political, economic, and social trends from the mass of disorganized and ambiguous data that they could pull out of various archives As a result, this book differs from most pure history books in that personal narratives, primary texts and artifacts, and a narrative account of immediately sequential events are not the Something I did not realize about this book until I got to the Appendix is that it was written as a historical sociology The author explained that their purpose was to identify political, economic, and social trends from the mass of disorganized and ambiguous data that they could pull out of various archives As a result, this book differs from most pure history books in that personal narratives, primary texts and artifacts, and a narrative account of immediately sequential events are not the point of this book The author instead focuses on data, statistics, and trends, only occasionally throwing in a quote that aptly sums up the trend they were discussing While I still would have preferred an actual history book, this explanation did alleviate many of my misgivings I do think the author does a really good job of making their 300 page sociology NOT boring the author first identifies the trends that they observe, and then reconstructs the ideologies, competing factions, and conditions that caused those trends My only complaint is that for most of the book, Anglos are the only group that is shown to take actions, or have agenda, or present personal perspectives, or actually have quotes attributed to them the Mexicans the author rarely distinguished between Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans are a silent, passive, undifferentiated mass of exploited people For example, the 14 page chapter The Culture of Segregation devotes a grand total of 2 paragraphs less than 1 page to the Mexican American perspective The effect is that the book is not so much Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas as it is Anglos arguing with each other about how to best exploit Mexicans, while the Mexicans just silently take it for 150 years This is a great sociology of how Anglos interacted with, perceived, and exploited Mexicans I wish this sociology equally addressed the experiences of Mexican Americans

  2. Mike Mena says:

    Authoritative history of Texas, with special focus on the lower tip of Texas Standard, required reading for people serious about Texas history.

  3. Fredrick Danysh says:

    Anglo settlers were not the only ones who wanted freedom from Mexico under Santa Anna Many Texicans of Spanish descent joined the cause and one would serve as vice president of the Republic of Texas.

  4. Chanita.Shannon says:

    recommended by esther