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The Mexican Americans

Author: Alma M García
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Series: New Americans (Westport, Conn.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alma M García
ISBN: 0313314993 9780313314995 9780313360626 0313360626
OCLC Number: 48256386
Description: xiv, 220 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Geography --
Early Civilizations --
Spanish Conquest --
Spanish Culture in the New World --
Mexican Independence --
The U.S.-Mexico War of 1845 --
Mexico under Benito Juarez --
The Mexican Revolution and Immigration --
Mexico under Diaz (1876-1911) --
The Mexican Revolution of 1910 --
Immigration to the United States --
Immigrant Culture --
Continued Immigration, World Wars, and Aftermath --
Continued Immigration and Labor Unrest (1920-1940) --
World War II and the Bracero Program --
The Impact of Mexican Immigration --
The Immigration Act of 1965 and Other Acts --
Operation Wetback --
The McCarran-Walter Act of 1952 --
Mexico's Economic Crisis and Increased Mexican Immigration --
The Hart-Cellar Immigration Act of 1965 --
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 --
Consequences for Mexican Immigrant Communities --
A Demographic Profile of Mexican Immigrants in the United States --
Population Size and Composition --
Age and Family Structure --
Educational Attainment --
Poverty --
Occupation and Income --
Mexican Immigrant Business Owners --
Family, Culture, and Life Cycle Rituals --
The Family --
Religious Life Cycle Rituals --
Birth and Baptism Rituals --
La Quinceanera: The Mexican Debutante --
Marriage Rituals --
Funeral Rituals --
Retaining Mexican Culture and Identity --
Living "Mexican" in the United States --
The Mexican Government and Mexican Immigrants --
Language --
Spanish-Language Newspapers --
Television and Mexican Immigrant Communities --
The Catholic Church and Mexican Immigrants --
Religious Practices.
Series Title: New Americans (Westport, Conn.)
Responsibility: Alma M. Garcia.


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