En Aquel Entonces [In Those Days]
Readings in Mexican-American History
Edited by Manuel G. Gonzales and Cynthia M. Gonzales
An interdisciplinary anthology covering diverse aspects of the Mexican-American experience in the United States.
The advent of Chicano Studies in the 1960s spawned a tremendous interest in the history of Mexicans in the United States. Committed to a multidisciplinary approach from the very outset, Chicano and Chicana scholars used a variety of perspectives to explain the Mexican-American
past, but much of this work has not been readily available to students. En Aquel Entonces is intended as a partial solution to the problem, an anthology that brings together 31 of the most innovative journal articles published during the past four decades. These articles, representing several disciplines, provide students of history with a panoramic portrait of Mexicanos in the United States while at the same time introducing them to Chicana/o historiography. Each of the essays has been carefully edited in consultation with its author to present a text that is more accessible to students and general readers
Manuel G. Gonzales is Professor of History at Diablo Valley College and author of Andrea Costa and the Rise of Socialism in the Romagna, The Hispanic Elite of the Southwest, and Mexicanos: A History of Mexicans in the United States (Indiana University Press).
Cynthia M. Gonzales is an Education Specialist at Ygnacio Learning Center in Walnut Creek, California and was Director of Education at Walnut Creek Hospital from 1985–1998.
“Much of the path-breaking work in Mexican-American history first appeared in scholarly reviews, many of them difficult to access, even among academics. This anthology of 31 articles represents a variety of disciplines on diverse aspects of the Mexican-American experience and provides a panoramic portrait of Mexicanos in the United States while at the same time introducing students to Chicana/o historiography. ”
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Table of Contents
I. Genesis of a People: Before 1848
1. Antonia I. Castañeda, Presidarias y Pobladoras: The Journey North and Life in Frontier California.
2. Ramón A. Gutiérrez, Honor Ideology, Marriage Negotiation, and Class-Gender Domination in New Mexico, 1690-1846.
3. David A. Sandoval, Gnats, Goods, and Greasers: Mexican Merchants on the Santa Fe Trail.
4. Federico A. Sánchez, Rancho Life in Alta California.
5. Jesús F. de la Teja, Discovering the Tejano Community in "Early" Texas.
6. Raymund A. Paredes, The Origins of Anti-Mexican Sentiment in the United States.
II. Gringos versus Greasers: 1848-1900
7. Arnoldo De León, In Re Ricardo Rodriguez: An Attempt at Chicano Disfranchisement in San Antonio, 1896-1897.
8. Armando C. Alonzo, Mexican-American Land Grant Adjudication.
9. Antonio Ríos-Bustamante, The Barrioization of Nineteenth-Century Mexican Californians: From Landowners to Laborers.
10. Richard Griswold del Castillo, Tucsonenses and Angelenos: A Socio-Economic Study of Two Mexican-American Barrios, 1860-1880.
11. Alberto L. Pulido, Mexican American Catholicism in the Southwest: The Transformation of a Popular Religion.
12. Manuel G. Gonzales, Carlos I. Velasco and the Defense of Mexican Rights in Territorial Arizona.
III. The Great Migration: 1900-1940
13. Louise Año Nuevo Kerr, Chicanos in Chicago: A Brief History.
14. Dennis Nodín Valdés, Settlers, Sojourners, and Proletarians: Social Formation in the Great Plains Sugar Beets Industry, 1890-1940.
15. Ricardo Romo, The Urbanization of Southwestern Chicanos in the Early 20th Century.
16. Cynthia E. Orozco, Regionalism, Politics, and Gender in Southwest History: The League of United Latin American Citizens' Expansion into New Mexico from Texas, 1929-1945.
17. Ramón D. Chacón, Labor Threat and Industrialized Agriculture in California: The Case of the 1933 San Joaquin Valley Cotton Strike.
18. Gilbert G. González, Women, Work