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Beyond the Alamo : Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861

By: Ramos, Raúl A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (314 p.).ISBN: 9780807888933.Subject(s): 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 centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Beyond the Alamo : Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861DDC classification: 305.86872076435109034 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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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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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In this work, which fits comfortably into the categories of new history and new western history, Ramos (Univ. of Houston) departs from the more traditional Lone Star accounts usually drafted by white male historians who paid little attention to indigenous peoples. John Waynesque characters won't be found in these pages; Ramos makes clear that a culture existed in what now is San Antonio in the early 18th century. Knowing the history of these Tejanos "fits in the larger narratives of Spanish frontier settlement" that are often omitted in histories that stress English colonization along the east coast and westward expansion into a region sparsely populated. Ramos sets the record straight; in traditional histories, "previous history and social development" seldom exists--a form of historical "myopia." Writing from the transnational /ethnic studies perspective, Ramos succeeds in "bringing contemporary insight and relevance to the study of the past" and Texas history. Also see Sterling Evans's transnational study, Bound in Twine: The History and Ecology of the Henequen-Wheat Complex for Mexico and the American and Canadian Plains, 1880-1950 (2007). Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. P. D. Travis Texas Woman's University

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