El Cinco de Mayo

Author: David Hayes-Bautista
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520951794
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Why is Cinco de Mayo—a holiday commemorating a Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862—so widely celebrated in California and across the United States, when it is scarcely observed in Mexico? As David E. Hayes-Bautista explains, the holiday is not Mexican at all, but rather an American one, created by Latinos in California during the mid-nineteenth century. Hayes-Bautista shows how the meaning of Cinco de Mayo has shifted over time—it embodied immigrant nostalgia in the 1930s, U.S. patriotism during World War II, Chicano Power in the 1960s and 1970s, and commercial intentions in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, it continues to reflect the aspirations of a community that is engaged, empowered, and expanding.

El Cinco de Mayo

Author: David E. Hayes-Bautista
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520272129
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"David Hayes-Bautista's fascinating study finds new sources that illuminate the California roots of Cinco de Mayo celebrations. But more than just uncovering the holiday's true origins, "El Cinco de Mayo" offers a striking interpretation of the making of a Mexican-American culture in Civil War-Era North America."--Stephen Aron, author of "American Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border State." "In this well-written and thoroughly-researched study, Hayes-Bautista reminds us that Cinco de Mayo is not really a Mexican holiday, but rather a celebration created in California during the American Civil War by native-born Latinos and immigrants from Mexico and Latin America. Hayes-Bautista has reconstructed the rich social and political world of these California Latinos in painstaking detail, and his analysis of their widespread political engagement reveals an activism hitherto not fully recognized. This is an original and revealing book that changes the way we think about nineteenth century California."--Richard Griswold del Castillo, author of "The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict."

La Nueva California

Author: David E Hayes-Bautista
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520292537
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This essential study, based on decades of data, paints a vivid and energetic portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about work ethic, family strengths, business establishments, and the surprisingly robust health profile that yields an average life expectancy for Latinos five years longer than that of the general population. Spanning one hundred years, this complex, fascinating analysis suggests that the future of Latinos in California will be neither complete assimilation nor unyielding separatism. Instead, the development of a distinctive regional identity will be based on Latino definitions of what it means to be American. This updated edition now provides trend lines through the 2010 Census as well as information on the 1849 California Constitutional Convention and the ethnogenesis of how Latinos created the society of "Latinos de Estados Unidos" (Latinos in the US). In addition, two new chapters focus on Latino Post-Millennials—the first focusing on what it’s like to grow up in a digital world; and the second describing the contestation of Latinos at a national level and the dynamics that transnational relationships have on Latino Post-Millennials in Mexico and Central America.

The New Latino Studies Reader

Author: Ramon A. Gutierrez
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520960513
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The New Latino Studies Reader is designed as a contemporary, updated, multifaceted collection of writings that bring to force the exciting, necessary scholarship of the last decades. Its aim is to introduce a new generation of students to a wide-ranging set of essays that helps them gain a truer understanding of what it’s like to be a Latino in the United States. With the reader, students explore the sociohistorical formation of Latinos as a distinct panethnic group in the United States, delving into issues of class formation; social stratification; racial, gender, and sexual identities; and politics and cultural production. And while other readers now in print may discuss Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Central Americans as distinct groups with unique experiences, this text explores both the commonalities and the differences that structure the experiences of Latino Americans. Timely, thorough, and thought-provoking, The New Latino Studies Reader provides a genuine view of the Latino experience as a whole.

Journal of the Civil War Era

Author: William A. Blair
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469608995
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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 3, Number 4 December 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIAL ISSUE: PROCLAIMING EMANCIPATION AT 150 Articles Introduction Martha S. Jones, Guest Editor History and Commemoration: The Emancipation Proclamation at 150 James Oakes Reluctant to Emancipate? Another Look at the First Confiscation Act Stephen Sawyer & William J. Novak Emancipation and the Creation of Modern Liberal States in America and France Thavolia Glymph Rose's War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War Martha Jones Emancipation Encounters: The Meaning of Freedom from the Pages of Civil War Sketchbooks Book Reviews Books Received Notes on Contributors

Hispanic American Heritage

Author: Michael Shepherd
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1557345104
Format: PDF
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Explore the history and traditions of Hispanic Americans through a wide range of activities.

Indianapolis

Author: M. Teresa Baer
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
ISBN: 0871952998
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The booklet opens with the Delaware Indians prior to 1818. White Americans quickly replaced the natives. Germanic people arrived during the mid-nineteenth century. African American indentured servants and free blacks migrated to Indianapolis. After the Civil War, southern blacks poured into the city. Fleeing war and political unrest, thousands of eastern and southern Europeans came to Indianapolis. Anti-immigration laws slowed immigration until World War II. Afterward, the city welcomed students and professionals from Asia and the Middle East and refugees from war-torn countries such as Vietnam and poor countries such as Mexico. Today, immigrants make Indianapolis more diverse and culturally rich than ever before.

Welcome

Author: Susannah Mississippi Byrd
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838909027
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Latino population, currently 37.4 million people, is 13.3 per cent of the U.S. population. To serve this growing audience, libraries with increasing Hispanic populations are seeking information and guidance to create relevant collections and services. Bienvenidos! Welcome! by Latino marketing expert Byrd is a convenient, expert handbook to these resources. Growing from the leadership initiative of 2004-5 ALA President Carol Brey-Casiano, this groundbreaking guide supplies the necessary tips to help librarians: Build a knowledge base about their local Hispanic community; Learn about cultural distinctions between groups; Develop a collection that reflects the needs of the community; Create programs, services, and activities relevant to their interests; Generate enthusiasm with outreach targeted to Latinos; Provide comfortable and easy access to the library; To create a comprehensive marketing and outreach strategy that will attract diverse Latino audiences, Byrd suggests ways to gain knowledge of your Latino community through interviews, surveys, and advisory council. in other libraries where there is a large base of Spanish language users, as well as tried and true methods to gain knowledge about their local Hispanic community. Thirty-four context-based resources provide the starting point to access specialized information. Public and school librarians without the cultural background to serve this growing populace, can count on Bienvenidos! Welcome! as a resource guide to welcoming Latino customers to their library.

Latin American Culture Studies

Author: Gloria Contreras
Publisher: University of Texas Inst of Latin
ISBN:
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This collection of materials is designed to help educators teach about Latin American culture more effectively. The introduction offers a rationale for studying about Latin America. Six chapters cover: (1) Key Ideas; (2) Concept Papers; (3) Lesson Plans and Writing Skills Development; (4) Games and Student Activities; (5) Arts and Crafts; and (6) Annotated Bibliography. An appendix is included that contains statistical profiles for each of the countries of Latin America. (DB)