Mexican American Voices A Documentary Reader

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-04
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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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

Author Biography

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
Manifest Destiny
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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