Aztl N And Arcadia

Author: Roberto RamĂłn Lint Sagarena
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479850640
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Aztl N And Arcadia from the Author: Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena. In the wake of the Mexican-American War, competing narratives of religious conquest and re-conquest were employed by Anglo American and ethnic Mexican Californians to make sense of their place in North America. These “invented traditions” had a profound impact on North American religious and ethnic relations, serving to bring elements of Catholic history within the Protestant fold of the United States’ national history as well as playing an integral role in the emergence of the early Chicano/a movement. Many Protestant Anglo Americans understood their settlement in the far Southwest as following in the footsteps of the colonial project begun by Catholic Spanish missionaries. In contrast, Californios—Mexican-Americans and Chicana/os—stressed deep connections to a pre-Columbian past over to their own Spanish heritage. Thus, as Anglo Americans fashioned themselves as the spiritual heirs to the Spanish frontier, many ethnic Mexicans came to see themselves as the spiritual heirs to a southwestern Aztec homeland.

I Am Aztl N

Author: Chon A. Noriega
Publisher: Chicano Studies Research Center
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I Am Aztl N from the Author: Chon A. Noriega. Cultural Studies. Chicano Studies. In this important new anthology, editors Chon A. Noriega and Wendy Belcher bring together twelve essays by scholars, writers, and artists reflecting on the role of the "I" in Chicano and Latino culture and the diverse ways in which personal voice and experience inform their research. The contributors to I AM AZTLAN include Max Benavidez, Harry Gamboa Jr., tatiana de la tierra, Alma Lopez and more. "[I AM AZTLAN] beings a deeper focus to the Quixotesque quests for identity that Chicano writers have been undertaking for generations now. Combining scholarship, testimonio, and chisme, the essays throw open a panoramic view onto mystic and fascinating landscapes of memory and imagination that will help readers envision the collective Latino self"--John Phillip Santos.

California State University Dominguez Hills

Author: Gregory L. Williams
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439624917
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California State University Dominguez Hills from the Author: Gregory L. Williams. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, California State University Dominguez Hills has been a dynamic urban university tasked with educating students who often become the first in their families to attend college. CSU Dominguez Hills is located in Carson, Los Angeles County, and boasts one of the most ethnically diverse enrollments in the United States. Chartered in 1960 as a liberal arts college serving baby boomers in Los Angeles's South Bay region, CSU Dominguez Hills has grown into a university dedicated to personalized learning. After years of wrangling over the college's location, classes began in 1965 in a bank building and the next year moved to Dominguez Hills. By the end of the 1970s, the campus included several thousand students attending classes in 10 architecturally unique buildings. In the 21st century, CSU Dominguez Hills offers 45 undergraduate majors and 24 master's degrees.

South Santa Clara County

Author: Sam Shueh
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439636389
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South Santa Clara County from the Author: Sam Shueh. South Santa Clara County, situated at the south end of San Francisco Bay, was a cattle-ranching area in the 19th century. With 300 days of sun a year, it became a major agricultural and food-production center. Since the 1960s, the electronics and computer industries have transformed the Valley of the Heart’s Delight into a world-class technology center. City dwellers are now taking up residence in an area once steeped in agriculture, with more than 240,000 people making their homes here. Featured in this book are south San Jose, Coyote Valley, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and unincorporated parts of the south county, such as east Santa Cruz Mountains and Pacheco Pass.


Author: Raymond E. Miller
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439639728
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Prescott from the Author: Raymond E. Miller. Prescott was founded in 1864 as the territorial capital of Arizona. In 1900, the business center burned to the ground, but the courthouse in the town square was saved, and the burned-out area's former wooden buildings were replaced by brick structures. Because the closest interstate highway is more than 30 miles away, much of Prescott's history and sense of community have been preserved, and historical districts abound. The local chamber of commerce refers to Prescott as "Everybody's Hometown." It is also known as the "Christmas City of Arizona" and holds an annual Christmas parade, with appropriate courthouse lighting.

Chicago S Pilsen Neighborhood

Author: Peter N. Pero
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738583341
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Chicago S Pilsen Neighborhood from the Author: Peter N. Pero. For nearly 150 years, Pilsen has been a port of entry for thousands of immigrants. Mexicans, Czechs, Poles, Lithuanians, Croatians, and Germans are some of the ethnic groups who passed through this "Ellis Island" on Chicago's Near Westside. Early generations came searching for work and found plenty of jobs in the lumber mills, breweries, family-run shops and large factories that took root here. Today most jobs exist outside of Pilsen, but the neighborhood is still home to a loyal population. Pilsen is compact but abounds with close-knit families, elaborate churches, mom-and-pop stores, and sturdy brick homes. Nearly 200 photographs from libraries, personal scrapbooks, and museums provide the evidence. Some notable people who walked the streets of Pilsen include Anton Cermak, Amalia Mendoza, George Hallas, Cesar Chavez, Judy Barr Topinka, and Stuart Dybek. Today the Pilsen schools are nurturing another generation of artists, athletes, and activists. Many Chicagoans and tourists from outside the city are rediscovering this colorful and historic neighborhood. Let this history book serve as their guide.

Latinos In Pasadena

Author: Roberta H. Martinez
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439623090
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Latinos In Pasadena from the Author: Roberta H. Martinez. Histories of Pasadena are rich in details about important citizens, time-honored traditions, and storied enclaves such as Millionaires Row and Lamanda Park. But the legacies of Mexican Americans and other Latino men and women who often worked for Pasadena's rich and famous have been sparsely preserved through the generations--even though these citizens often made remarkable community contributions and lived in close proximity to their employers. A fuller story of the Pasadena area can be provided from these vintage images and the accompanying information culled from anecdotes, master's theses, newspaper articles, formal and informal oral histories, and the Ethnic History Research Project compiled for the City of Pasadena in 1995. Among the stories told is that of Antonio F. Coronel, a one-time Mexican Army officer who served as California state treasurer from 1866 to 1870 and whose image graced the 1904 Tournament of Roses program.

Blue Mesa Review

Author: David Johnson
ISBN: 9781885290069
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Blue Mesa Review from the Author: David Johnson.

North To Aztlan

Author: Arnoldo De Leon
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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North To Aztlan from the Author: Arnoldo De Leon. Traces the history of Mexican Americans in the United States, examining the native roots, culture, society, lifestyle, politics, and art of Mexican Americans, and discussing their contributions to American history and mainstream culture, immigration before and after the twentieth century, and other related topics.