Levario, Miguel Antonio.

Militarizing the Border : When Mexicans Became the Enemy - College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2012. - 1 online resource (218 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Title Page; Contents; List of Illustrations ix; Acknowledgments xi; Introduction 1; 1. Cowboys and Bandidos:; 1. Brite Ranch after raid 30; 2. Sam Neill at the Brite Ranch after raid 30; 2. ¡Muerte a los gringos!:; 3. Maurice Anderson and other American victims; 4. American killed in Santa Ysabel massacre 46; 5. American shot near water source; 6. American shot dead in the back in Santa Ysabel massacre 47; 3. "How Mexicans Die":; 4. ¡Viva Villa!:; 7. Columbus, New Mexico, Home Guard 75; 8. Citizens Home Guard, Columbus, New Mexico 76; 5. "Agents under Fire":; Conclusion 110 Epilogue: "Where the Bad Guys Are" 120appendix 1.; appendix 2.; appendix 3.; Notes 137; Bibliography 175; Index 187; Cover2

As historian Miguel Antonio Levario explains in this timely book, current tensions and controversy over immigration and law enforcement issues centered on the US-Mexico border are only the latest evidence of a long-standing atmosphere of uncertainty and mistrust plaguing this region. Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy, focusing on El Paso and its environs, examines the history of the relationship among law enforcement, military, civil, and political institutions, and local communities. In the years between 1895 and 1940, West Texas experienced intense milita

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El Paso (Tex.) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Ethnic identity.
Mexican-American Border Region -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Mexico -- Foreign relations -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Texas, West -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Violence -- Texas, West -- History -- 20th century.


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