Mexicanos Second Edition

Author: Manuel G. Gonzales
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253007771
Format: PDF
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Newly revised and updated, Mexicanos tells the rich and vibrant story of Mexicans in the United States. Emerging from the ruins of Aztec civilization and from centuries of Spanish contact with indigenous people, Mexican culture followed the Spanish colonial frontier northward and put its distinctive mark on what became the southwestern United States. Shaped by their Indian and Spanish ancestors, deeply influenced by Catholicism, and tempered by an often difficult existence, Mexicans continue to play an important role in U.S. society, even as the dominant Anglo culture strives to assimilate them. Thorough and balanced, Mexicanos makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of the Mexican population of the United States—a growing minority who are a vital presence in 21st-century America.

Mexicanos

Author: Manuel G. Gonzales
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253221250
Format: PDF, ePub
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Newly revised and updated, Mexicanos tells the rich and vibrant story of Mexicans in the United States. Emerging from the ruins of Aztec civilization and from centuries of Spanish contact with indigenous people, Mexican culture followed the Spanish colonial frontier northward and put its distinctive mark on what became the southwestern United States. Shaped by their Indian and Spanish ancestors, deeply influenced by Catholicism, and tempered by an often difficult existence, Mexicans continue to play an important role in U.S. society, even as the dominant Anglo culture strives to assimilate them. Thorough and balanced, Mexicanos makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of the Mexican population of the United States—a growing minority who are a vital presence in 21st-century America.

Guillermo Calles

Author: Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456485
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In 1912, Guillermo Calles (1893–1958) became the first Mexican actor to appear in films made in California. Despite limited resources, he began directing and producing his own movies, and in 1929 pioneered production of Spanish-language sound films. His major works, among them the long-unavailable El indio yaqui and Raza de bronce (both 1927), represented Calles’ tireless crusade to restore the image of Mexicans and Indians in an era dominated by Hollywood stereotypes. This biography traces Calles’ career from his earliest Hollywood days through the 1950s. Included are the only surviving images of the filmmaker’s silent productions, a closing commentary on his intimate circle of relatives, and an appendix featuring two fascinating letters written by Calles during a filming trip.

Mexicano and Latino Politics and the Quest for Self Determination

Author: Armando Navarro
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739197363
Format: PDF
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This book critically examines the current status of Mexicano and Latino Politics in the United States and how both represent a dysfunctional and failed mode of politics. Two change models are provided as alternatives: Aztlán’s Politics of a Nation-Within-a-Nation (APNWN) and Aztlán’s Politics of Separatism (APS).

The Mexican Americans

Author: Alma M. García
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313314995
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Offers a brief look at Mexico's history, culture, and land; describes the reason for migrating to the United States; and analyzes the adjustment process of immigrants.

The Corporation

Author: T. J. English
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641206812
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ab den Sechzigerjahren stieg die kubanisch-amerikanische Mafia zu einer der mächtigsten kriminellen Organisationen der USA auf. Mit rücksichtslosen Methoden und einem eigenen Zweig des illegalen Glücksspiels baute sich die „Corporation“ ein Millionenimperium auf. T. J. English hat zahlreiche Insider der Corporation aufgespürt und über mehrere Jahrzehnte hinweg Material zusammengetragen, um die Geschichte dieser mächtigen, aber weitgehend unbekannten Organisation und ihres legendären Paten José Miguel Battle nachzuzeichnen.

Other Immigrants

Author: David Reimers
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814775349
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Publisher description: In Other immigrants, David M. Reimers offers the first comprehensive account of non-European immigration, chronicling the compelling and diverse stories of frequently overlooked Americans. Reimers traces the early history of Black, Hispanic, and Asian immigrants from the fifteenth century through World War II, when racial hostility led to the virtual exclusion of Asians and aggression towards Blacks and Hispanics. He also describes the modern state of immigration to the U.S., where Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians made up nearly thirty percent of the population at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Das dritte Leben

Author: Juan Villoro
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446252053
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lange Jahre nach ihrer wilden Zeit als Rockmusiker leben Mario und Tony ein neues Leben. Der eine ist Manager einer gläsernen Hotelpyramide, mitten im tropischen Dickicht an der Küste von Mexiko. Der andere versucht dort gerade, die Bewegungen der Fische im Aquarium in Klänge umzuwandeln. In „La Pirámide“ wird gelangweilten Europäern der ultimative Kick geboten: Während die Gewalt der einheimischen Drogenmafia keine Grenzen kennt, vergnügen sich die Gäste mit russisch Roulette oder kurzfristigen Entführungen durch Guerilladarsteller. Als zwei Taucher brutal ermordet werden, hört der Spaß auf und Mario weiht Tony in das Geheimnis seines dritten Lebens ein. Eine grandiose Persiflage auf unsere Gegenwart, die dekadenter und dämlicher nicht sein könnte.