En Aquel Entonces: Readings in Mexican-American History

by Manuel G. Gonzales, Cynthia M. Gonzales

Published: July 2000
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Pages: 312
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780253337658

       

Overview of En Aquel Entonces: Readings in Mexican-American History

En Aquel Entonces [In Those Days]
Readings in Mexican-American History Edited by Manuel G. Gonzales and Cynthia M. Gonzales

An interdisciplinary anthology covering diverse aspects of the Mexican-American experience in the United States.

The advent of Chicano Studies in the 1960s spawned a tremendous interest in the history of Mexicans in the United States. Committed to a multidisciplinary approach from the very outset, Chicano and Chicana scholars used a variety of perspectives to explain the Mexican-American past, but much of this work has not been readily available to students. En Aquel Entonces is intended as a partial solution to the problem, an anthology that brings together 31 of the most innovative journal articles published during the past four decades. These articles, representing several disciplines, provide students of history with a panoramic portrait of Mexicanos in the United States while at the same time introducing them to Chicana/o historiography. Each of the essays has been carefully edited in consultation with its author to present a text that is more accessible to students and general readers

Manuel G. Gonzales is Professor of History at Diablo Valley College and author of Andrea Costa and the Rise of Socialism in the Romagna, The Hispanic Elite of the Southwest, and Mexicanos: A History of Mexicans in the United States (Indiana University Press).

Cynthia M. Gonzales is an Education Specialist at Ygnacio Learning Center in Walnut Creek, California and was Director of Education at Walnut Creek Hospital from 1985–1998.

Contents Introduction by Manuel G. Gonzales I. Genesis of a People: Before 1848
Presidarias y Pobladoras: The Journey North and Life in Frontier California, Antonia I. Castaneda Honor Ideology, Marriage Negotiation, and Class-Gender Domination in New Mexico, 1690-1846, Ramon A. Gutierrez Gnats, Goods, and Greasers: Mexican Merchants on the Santa Fe Trail, David A. Sandoval Rancho Life in Alta California, Federico A. Sanchez Discovering the Tejano Community in "Early" Texas, Jesus F. de la Teja The Origins of Anti-Mexican Sentiment in the United States, Raymund A. Paredes II. Gringos versus Greasers: 1848–1900
In Re Ricardo Rodriguez: An Attempt at Chicano Disfranchisement in San Antonio, 1896–1897, Arnoldo De Leon Mexican-American Land Grant Adjudication, Armando C. Alonzo The Barrioization of Nineteenth-Century Mexican Californians: From Landowners to Laborers, Antonio Rios-Bustamante Tucsonenses and Angelenos: A Socio-Economic Study of Two Mexican-American Barrios, 1860–1880, Richard Griswold del Castillo Mexican American Catholicism in the Southwest: The Transformation of a Popular Religion, Alberto L. Pulido Carlos I. Velasco and the Defense of Mexican Rights in Territorial Arizona, Manuel G. Gonzales III. The Great Migration: 1900–1940
Chicanos in Chicago: A Brief History, Louise Ano Nuevo Kerr Settlers, Sojourners, and Proletarians: Social Formation in the Great Plains Sugar Beets Industry, 1890–1940, Dennis Nodin Valdes The Urbanization of Southwestern Chicanos in the Early 20th Century, Ricardo Romo Regionalism, Politics, and Gender in Southwest History: The League of United Latin American Citizens’ Expansion into New Mexico from Texas, 1929–1945, Cynthia E. Orozco Labor Threat and Industrialized Agriculture in California: The Case of the 1933 San Joaquin Valley Cotton Strike, Ramon D. Chacon Women, Work, and Community in the Mexican Colonias of the Southern California Citrus Belt, Gilbert G. Gonzalez Texas Newspapers and Chicana Workers’ Activism, 1919–1974, Irene Ledesma IV. The Rise of the Middle Class: 1940–1965
Braceros in the Pacific Northwest: Laborers on the Domestic Front, 1942–1947, Erasmo Gamboa Mexican Americans on the Home Front: Community Organizations in Arizona during World War II, Christine Marin A Promise Fulfilled: Mexican Cannery Workers in Southern California, Vicki L. Ruiz Americans All: The Mexican-American Generation and the Politics of Wartime Los Angeles, 1941–1945, Mario T. Garcia From Ranchero to Jaiton: Ethnicity and Class in Texas-Mexican Music (Two Styles in the Form of a Pair), Manuel Pena The Struggle against Separate and Unequal Schools: Middle-Class Mexican Americans and the Desegregation Campaign in Texas, 1929–1957, Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr.
V. Chicanismo and Its Aftermath: 1965–2000
Dolores Huerta: Woman, Organizer, Symbol, Richard A. Garcia La Raza Unida Party and the Chicano Student Movement in California, Carlos Munoz, Jr., and Mario Barrera The Ethnic Organization as an Instrument of Political and Social Change: MALDEF, A Case Study, Maurilio Vigil The Development of Chicana Feminist Discourse, 1970–1980, Alma M. Garcia Mexican-American Women Grassroots Community Activists: "Mothers of East Los Angeles", Mary Pardo Settlers and Sojourners: The Case of Mexicans in the United States, Leo R. Chavez

Synopsis of En Aquel Entonces: Readings in Mexican-American History

The advent of Chicano Studies in the 1960s spawned a tremendous interest in the history of Mexicans in the United States. Committed to a multi-disciplinary approach from the very outset, Chicano and Chicana scholars have used a variety of perspectives to explain the Mexican-American past; but much of this work has not been readily available to students. En Aquel Entonces is intended as a partial solution to the problem, an anthology that brings together thirty-one of the most innovative journal articles published during the past four decades. These articles, representing several disciplines, provide students of history with a panoramic portrait of Mexicanos in the United States while at the same time introducing them to Chicana/o historiography. Each of the essays has been carefully edited in consultation with its author to present a text that is more accessible to students and general readers.

About the Author, Manuel G. Gonzales

Manuel G. Gonzales is professor of History at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California. A specialist in both Modern Europe and the American Southwest, he has been teaching the history of Mexicans in the United States since 1971. Dr. Gonzales received a PhD in Modern Italian History from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1972. He was a visiting professor of Chicano history in the Ethnic Studies department at UC Berkeley in 1993. He has published three books: Andrea Costa and the Rise of Socialism in the Romagna (1980), The Hispanic Elite of the Southwest (1989), and Mexicanos: A History of Mexicans in the United States (1999).

Cynthia M. Gonzales is an Education Specialist at Ygnacio Learning Center in Walnut Creek, California. A credentialed instructor, she has been teaching K-12 students since 1969. Ms. Gonzales received a BA in History from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1966 and a MA in Educational Administration from St. Mary's College of California in Moraga in 1996. She was Director of Education at Walnut Creek Hospital from 1985-1998.

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