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The Resource Beyond the Alamo : forging Mexican ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861, Raúl A. Ramos

Beyond the Alamo : forging Mexican ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861, Raúl A. Ramos

Label
Beyond the Alamo : forging Mexican ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861
Title
Beyond the Alamo
Title remainder
forging Mexican ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861
Statement of responsibility
Raúl A. Ramos
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Introducing a new model for the transnational history of the United States, Raul Ramos places Mexican Americans at the center of the Texas creation story. He focuses on Mexican-Texan, or Tejano, society in a period of political transition beginning with the year of Mexican independence. From the perspective of the Tejanos of San Antonio de Bexar, Anglo-Americans were immigrants and the battle of the Alamo was a war between brothers." "Ramos explores the factors that helped shape the ethnic identity of the Tejano population, including cross-cultural contacts between Bexarenos, indigenous groups, and Anglo-Americans, as they negotiated the contingencies and pressures on the frontier of competing empires. Initial peace gave way to violence as tensions between Anglo-American immigrants and the Mexican government made cultural brokerage impossible, leading to Texas's secession from Mexico and subsequent annexation by the United States. Ramos demonstrates that Bexarenos turned to their experience on the frontier to forge a new ethnic identity within dominant American culture. The nineteenth-century story of the Tejano people, who went from political dominance in 1821 to political minority in 1861, is a story of declension, but it is also a story of resurgence in the face of changing conditions and oppressive circumstances."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.868/72076435109034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.S2119
LC item number
M5163 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Beyond the Alamo : forging Mexican ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861, Raúl A. Ramos
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-279) and index
Contents
  • Conclusion: Challenging Identities: Transnational Becomes Local
  • 231
  • Introduction: Forging Identity in the Borderlands: Situating San Antonio de Bexar
  • 1
  • Prologue: Life in a Norteno Town
  • 15
  • Part I
  • Three Worlds In 1821
  • Part II
  • Becoming Tejano
Control code
180907705
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 297 p.
Isbn
9780807832073
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044845
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)180907705
Label
Beyond the Alamo : forging Mexican ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861, Raúl A. Ramos
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-279) and index
Contents
  • Conclusion: Challenging Identities: Transnational Becomes Local
  • 231
  • Introduction: Forging Identity in the Borderlands: Situating San Antonio de Bexar
  • 1
  • Prologue: Life in a Norteno Town
  • 15
  • Part I
  • Three Worlds In 1821
  • Part II
  • Becoming Tejano
Control code
180907705
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 297 p.
Isbn
9780807832073
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044845
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)180907705

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