Coyolillo’s Carnival Is a Celebration of Afro-Mexican Culture (Atlas Obscura)

An Atlas Obscura Video Once a year, the people of Coyolillo, adorned in intricate masks and vibrant flower crowns, flood the streets to celebrate their Afro-Mexican heritage. They have been historically

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No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed

No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

Founded by Mexican American men in 1929, the League of United Latin-American Citizens (LULAC) has usually been judged according to Chicano nationalist standards of the late 1960s and 1970s. Drawing

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Mexican Americans in Texas

Mexican Americans in Texas: A Brief History

This third edition of our ground-breaking Mexican Americans in Texas - the first survey of Tejanos - has been completely updated to present a concise political, cultural, and social history of Texas

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Mexican Genealogy Research

Mexican Genealogy Research Online: A Guide to Help You Discover Your Ancestry

Mexican Genealogy Research Online: A Guide to Help You Discover Your Mexican Ancestry will provide you with a solid foundation to being able to find your Mexican Ancestors online. Practically without

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Becoming Mexican American

Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945

Becoming Mexican American in 20th century Los Angeles remains one of the most profound interactions between various cultures in American history. Yet this study is among the first to examine the relationship

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Mexican American History

Crucible of Struggle: A History of Mexican Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Era

This history of Mexican Americans explains how Latinos in the U.S. became a major political, economic, and cultural force that is fast changing the national identity of this country. Mexican Americans,

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History of Mexican Americans in the United States

North to Aztlan: A History of Mexican Americans in the United States

Contemporary observers often quip that the American Southwest has become “Mexicanized,” but as this history of Mexican Americans in the United states points out, this view ignores the actual history

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Mexican Wars for Independence

The Mexican Wars for Independence: A History

The Mexican wars for independence were not fought to achieve political independence. Unlike their neighbors to the north, Mexico's revolutionaries aimed to overhaul their society. Intending profound

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Zoot Zoot Riots

Zoot Suit Riots (Landmarks of the American Mosaic)

The Zoot Suit Riots in 1943 and the infamous Sleepy Lagoon murder trial of the preceding year represent a turning point in the cultural identity and historical experience of Mexican Americans in the

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Mexican-American War

The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War

In the 1970s the Mexican government acted to alleviate rural unemployment by supporting the migration of able-bodied men. Millions crossed into the United States to find work that would help them survive

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