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This short, comprehensive collection of primary documents provides an indispensable introduction to Mexican American history and culture. Includes over 90 carefully chosen selections, with a succinct introduction and comprehensive headnotes that identify the major issues raised by the documents Emphasizes key themes in US history, from immigration and geographical expansion to urbanization, industrialization, and civil rights struggles Includes a 'visual history' chapter of images that supplement the documents, as well as an extensive bibliography
Steven Mintz is a member of the History Department and director of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Center at Columbia University.
Table of Contents
|The United StatesG+ Spanish Heritage|
|Alvar N+ _ez Cabeza de Vaca, Exploring New Spain's Northern Frontier, 1542|
|Francisco Vfzquez de Coronado, The Spanish Borderlands, 1540-42|
|Don Antonio de Otermin, Resistance and Accommodation in New Mexico, 1680|
|Captain F. W. Beechey, Missionary Activity in New SpainG+ s Northern Frontier, 1831|
|CaliforniaG+ s Mission System|
|Pablo Tac, Life on a California Mission, 1835|
|Eulalia P_rez, Duties of a Housekeeper, 1823|
|Jun+ípero Serra: Saint or Emissary of Empire?|
|Jun+ípero Serra, The Importance of Laborers in the Missions, 1775|
|Jun+ípero Serra, On the Lenient Treatment of Indians, 1775|
|Pedro Bautista Pino, Description of the Province of New Mexico, 1812|
|From Spanish to Mexican Rule|
|James Josiah Webb, The Consequences of Mexican Independence, 1844-47|
|Miguel Ramos de Arizpe, Anglo-American Settlement in Texas, 1812|
|Jos_ Mar+ía Sfnchez, Mounting Mexican Fears About the Influx of Anglo Americans into Texas, 1828|
|A Member of the Tejano Elite Favors Anglo American Immigration into Texas, 1830|
|Narcisco D+ ran, The Secularization of the California Missions, 1833|
|Guadalupe Vallejo, A Californio Condemns the Intrusion of Anglo Americans into California, 1890|
|From Mexican to Anglo Rule|
|General Manuel Mier y Terfn, Mexican Concern Deepens Over the Influx of Anglo Americans into Texas, 1828|
|Slavery in Texas: Pro and Con|
|Juan Nepomuceno Segu+ín, Promotion of the Expansion of Slavery, 1825|
|Jos_ Mar+ía Tornel, Denunciation of the Expansion of Slavery, 1837|
|Stephen F. Austin, Speech to Justify the Texas Revolution, 1836|
|Juan Nepomuceno Segu+ín, A Tejano Leader Calls on Mexicans in Texas to Support the Texas Revolution, 1836|
|The Battle of the Alamo|
|Antonio L+ pez de Santa Anna, Perspective on the Battle of the Alamo, 1837|
|Vicente Filisola, Perspective on Santa Anna's Strategy, 1849|
|Juan Nepomuceno Segu+ín, The Fate of Tejanos, 1858|
|Comisi+ n Pesquisadora de la Frontera del Norte, A Mexican Report Describes the Mistreatment of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Texas, 1873|
|The Mexican War|
|John L. O'Sullivan Promotes his Idea of "Manifest Destiny," 1845|
|Jos_ Mar+ía Tomel y Mend+ívil Critiques "Manifest Destiny," 1837|
|James Knox Polk, The War Commences, 1846|
|Ramon Alcaraz, A Controversial War, 1850|
|Juan Bautista Vigil y Alarid, Resistance, 1846|
|The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo|
|Article IX, 1848|
|Article X, 1848|
|Mexico Debates the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo|
|Manuel Crescencio Rejon Denounces the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848|
|Bernardo Couto Defends the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848|
|Legacies of Conquest|
|HutchingsG+ California Magazine, Land Loss in California, 1857|
|Antonio Mar+ía Pico, A Loss of Land and Power, 1859|
|Hispano Commercial Club of Las Vegas, Land Loss in New Mexico, 1890|
|New Mexico Statehood|
|HarperG+ s Weekly, Reaction to Senate Passage of a Statehood Bill for New Mexico, 1876|
|New Mexico Constitution, 1912.Articles II, VII, and XII|
|Resistance to Conques|
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