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The U.S.-Mexican border in the twentieth century : a history of economic and social transformation / David E. Lorey.

By: Lorey, David E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Latin American silhouettes: Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 1999Description: x, 195 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0842027564 (paper : alk. paper); 9780842027564 (paper : alk. paper); 0842027556 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780842027557 (cloth : alk. paper).Other title: United States-Mexican border in the twentieth century.Subject(s): Mexican-American Border Region -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Relations -- Mexico | Mexico -- Relations -- United States | México Frontera con Estados Unidos Historia Siglo XX | Estados Unidos de América Relaciones interancionales México | México Relaciones internacionales Estados UnidosDDC classification: 972/.1 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
Defining the region, objectives, and approaches -- Distinguishing characteristics and early history: frontier, borderlands, border region ; The Colonial Period: life on a New World frontier ; From frontier to borderlands ; Conflict between the United States and Mexico ; Early border phenomena -- Booms and busts on the border: economic development, 1880s to 1920s ; The first border boom, 1880-1910 ; The border economy during the Mexican Revolution ; Prohibition on the border ; Early free trade -- Life on the border: social change, 1880s to 1930s ; 1880s to 1910 ; Causes of the Mexican Revolution ; The social character of the Revolution in the Mexican North ; The Revolutionary period on the U.S. side of the border ; Transboundary population movements during the Revolution, Prohibition, and Depression -- Booms and busts on the border, 1930s and 1940s ; The Great Depression ; World War II -- Economic trends since 1950: legacies of the wartime economy ; The border economy comes of age ; Mexican government policy and the border: PRONAF and BIP--the Maquiladoras -- The consequences of rapid growth in the border region: social change and cultural change since the 1940s ; Population and migration ; Urbanization ; Mexican Americans. The impact of migration on sending communities. Cultural evolutions. -- U.S.-Mexican relations at the border: 1890s to 1990s ; The elusive boundary: water, environmental issues, and drug trafficking ; Migration ; NAFTA in the border region.
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F787 .L67 1999 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001459569
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-187) and index.

Defining the region, objectives, and approaches -- Distinguishing characteristics and early history: frontier, borderlands, border region ; The Colonial Period: life on a New World frontier ; From frontier to borderlands ; Conflict between the United States and Mexico ; Early border phenomena -- Booms and busts on the border: economic development, 1880s to 1920s ; The first border boom, 1880-1910 ; The border economy during the Mexican Revolution ; Prohibition on the border ; Early free trade -- Life on the border: social change, 1880s to 1930s ; 1880s to 1910 ; Causes of the Mexican Revolution ; The social character of the Revolution in the Mexican North ; The Revolutionary period on the U.S. side of the border ; Transboundary population movements during the Revolution, Prohibition, and Depression -- Booms and busts on the border, 1930s and 1940s ; The Great Depression ; World War II -- Economic trends since 1950: legacies of the wartime economy ; The border economy comes of age ; Mexican government policy and the border: PRONAF and BIP--the Maquiladoras -- The consequences of rapid growth in the border region: social change and cultural change since the 1940s ; Population and migration ; Urbanization ; Mexican Americans. The impact of migration on sending communities. Cultural evolutions. -- U.S.-Mexican relations at the border: 1890s to 1990s ; The elusive boundary: water, environmental issues, and drug trafficking ; Migration ; NAFTA in the border region.

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Lorey's brief but comprehensive survey emphasizes economic, social, and demographic changes along the US-Mexican border, which Lorey defines as the entirety of the six northern Mexican and four southwestern US border states. An introductory survey of the region's historic development since the Colonial era establishes that cycles of boom and bust emerged early. Transportation, particularly by rail, and the infusion of federal money from both national governments shaped border society. Lorey avoids politics, instead examining the impact of policies invoked by both federal governments. The binational society and culture that has emerged, particularly in paired border cities, reflects resourceful adaption that often defies the intent of official policy. Lorey, who has published border-area statistical compilations, makes extensive and deft use of this data in charts, tables, and text. The ramifications of a rich and a poor nation interacting along a 2,000-mile border are varied and complex, and Lorey's examination of the impact of immigration, maquiladora industrial production, NAFTA, migration, and water usage often yields surprising conclusions. He argues that both nations have benefited from migration patterns and that NAFTA has yet to have a major effect on the economy of the border region. All levels. A. J. Dunar; University of Alabama in Huntsville

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David E. Lorey is program officer for Latin America at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California.

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