Ramos, Raúl A.

Beyond the Alamo : Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861 - Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2008. - 1 online resource (314 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: Forging Identity in the Borderlands: Situating San Antonio de Béxar; PROLOGUE: Life in a Norteño Town; PART I. TREE WORLDS IN 1821; 1. Making Mexico: Insurgency and Social Order in Béxar; 2. Indigenous Identities: Locating "lo Indio" in the Tejano World; 3. American Immigrants: Colonization and Tejano Identity; PART II. BECOMING TEJANO; 4. Disrupting the Balance: Colonization Troubles, 1828-1834; 5. La Pérdida de Tejas: Tejanos and the War of Texas Secession, 1834-1837; 6. Tejanos as a Suspect Class: The End of Secession, 1837-1848 7. Voting and Violence: Tejanos and Ethnic Politics, 1848-1861CONCLUSION: Challenging Identities: Transnational Becomes Local; NOTES; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z

Introducing a new model for the transnational history of the United States, Raul Ramos places Mexican Americans at the center of the Texas creation story. He focuses on Mexican-Texan, or Tejano, society in a period of political transition beginning with the year of Mexican independence. Ramos explores the factors that helped shape the ethnic identity of the Tejano population, including cross-cultural contacts between Bexarenos, indigenous groups, and Anglo-Americans, as they negotiated the contingencies and pressures on the frontier of competing empires.

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Mexican Americans - Cultural assimilation - Texas - San Antonio.
Mexican Americans - Texas - San Antonio - Ethnic identity.
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Ethnic identity.
Mexican Americans - Texas - San Antonio - History - 19th century.
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- San Antonio -- History -- 19th century.
San Antonio (Tex.) - Ethnic relations - History - 19th century.
San Antonio (Tex.) - History - 19th century.
San Antonio (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.


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