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: 0520272137
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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.

El Cinco de Mayo

Author: David E. Hayes-Bautista
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520272129
Format: PDF
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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."

El Cinco de Mayo

Author: David E. Hayes-Bautista
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520272129
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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."

Cinco de Mayo

Author: Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Publisher: Holiday House
ISBN: 9780823422791
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This captivating, fact-filled photo essay brings to life a popular holiday rich in traditions and cultural pride.

Cinco de Mayo

Author: Linda Lowery
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1575059029
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It s fiesta time! Cinco de Mayo is a fiesta day in Mexico and the United States. It s celebrated on the fifth of May. This colorful holiday honors Mexico s victory over the French army at the Battle of Pueblo in 1862. People march in parades, dance, and set off fireworks. Families enjoy traditional Mexican food and drink. Then they watch people act out the famous battle. Find out more about this joyful celebration of Mexican culture.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Author: Carol Gnojewski
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766040321
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Read about the history, customs and practices of this Mexican holiday.

Under the Guardianship of the Nation

Author: Paul A. Cimbala
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820325118
Format: PDF
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The Freedmen's Bureau was an extraordinary agency established by Congress in 1865, born of the expansion of federal power during the Civil War and the Union's desire to protect and provide for the South's emancipated slaves. Charged with the mandate to change the southern racial "status quo" in education, civil rights, and labor, the Bureau was in a position to play a crucial role in the implementation of Reconstruction policy. The ineffectiveness of the Bureau in Georgia and other southern states has often been blamed on the racism of its northern administrators, but Paul A. Cimbala finds the explanation to be much more complex. In this remarkably balanced account, he blames the failure on a combination of the Bureau's northern free-labor ideology, limited resources, and temporary nature--as well as deeply rooted white southern hostility toward change. Because of these factors, the Bureau in practice left freedpeople and ex-masters to create their own new social, political, and economic arrangements.

Song of the Hummingbird

Author: Graciela Limón
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 9781611922929
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An Aztec princess describes the Spanish conquest of Mexico. She is Huitzitzlin, 82, of the court of Montezuma and she tells her tale to a priest so history will know who the Aztecs really were. By the author of The Memories of Ana Calderon.

Texas Devils

Author: Michael L. Collins
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806185422
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The Texas Rangers have been the source of tall tales and the stuff of legend as well as a growing darker reputation. But the story of the Rangers along the Mexican border between Texas statehood and the onset of the Civil War has been largely overlooked—until now. This engaging history pulls readers back to a chaotic time along the lower Rio Grande in the mid-nineteenth century. Texas Devils challenges the time-honored image of “good guys in white hats” to reveal the more complicated and sobering reality behind the Ranger Myth. Michael L. Collins demonstrates that, rather than bringing peace to the region, the Texas Rangers contributed to the violence and were often brutal in their injustices against Spanish-speaking inhabitants, who dubbed them los diablos Tejanos—the Texas devils. Collins goes beyond other, more laudatory Ranger histories to focus on the origins of the legend, casting Ranger immortals such as John Coffee “Jack” Hays, Ben McCulloch, and John S. “Rip” Ford in a new and not always flattering light. In revealing a barbaric code of conduct on the Rio Grande frontier, Collins shows that much of the Ranger Myth doesn’t hold up to close historical scrutiny. Texas Devils offers exciting true stories of the Rangers for anyone captivated by their legend, even as it provides a corrective to that legend.