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Manifest destinies : the making of the Mexican American race

Author: Laura E Gómez
Publisher: New York : New York University, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using territory that is now New Mexico as a case study, Manifest Destinies traces the origins of Mexican Americans as a racial group in the United States, paying particular attention to shifting meanings of race and law in the nineteenth century. In this work, Laura E. Gomez explores the central paradox of Mexican American racial status as entailing the law's designation of Mexican Americans as "white" and their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gómez, Laura E., 1964-
Manifest destinies.
New York : New York University, ©2007
(OCoLC)761925607
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura E Gómez
ISBN: 9780814731741 0814731740 9780814732052 0814732054
OCLC Number: 154677369
Description: xii, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The U.S. colonization of northern Mexico and the creation of Mexican Americans --
Where Mexicans fit in the new American racial order --
How a fragile claim to whiteness shaped Mexican Americans' relations with Indians and African Americans --
Manifest destiny's legacy : race in America at the turn of the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Laura E. Gómez.
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Traces the origins of Mexican Americans as a racial group in the United States, paying attention to shifting meanings of race and law in nineteenth century. This title explores the paradox of Mexican  Read more...

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"Gomez has made a fine and distinctive contribution to our understanding of how conquest and law shaped the ambiguous racial position still occupied by Mexican Americans." -American Historical Review Read more...

 
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Ambitious, Engaging, and Lacking Nuance

by robert_borneman (WorldCat user published 2009-03-24) Fair Permalink

Laura Gómez' work on "The Making of the Mexican American Race" is an effort to engage law, sociology and history (7 - 8) in an effort to create "a coherent national story to be told about Mexican Americans." (8) Her efforts, however, to use...
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