En Aquel Entonces In Those Days]Readings in Mexican-American HistoryEdited by Manuel G. Gonzales and Cynthia M. Gonzales
An interdisciplinary anthology covering diverse aspects of the Mexican-American experience in the United States.
The advent of Chicano Studies in the 1960s spawned a tremendous interest in the history of Mexicans in the United States. Committed to a multidisciplinary approach from the very outset, Chicano and Chicana scholars used a variety of perspectives to explain the Mexican-Americanpast, but much of this work has not been readily available to students. En Aquel Entonces is intended as a partial solution to the problem, an anthology that brings together 31 of the most innovative journal articles published during the past four decades. These articles, representing several disciplines, provide students of history with a panoramic portrait of Mexicanos in the United States while at the same time introducing them to Chicana/o historiography. Each of the essays has been carefully edited in consultation with its author to present a text that is more accessible to students and general readers
Manuel G. Gonzales is Professor of History at Diablo Valley College and author of Andrea Costa and the Rise of Socialism in the Romagna, The Hispanic Elite of the Southwest, and Mexicanos: A History of Mexicans in the United States (Indiana University Press).
Cynthia M. Gonzales is an Education Specialist at Ygnacio Learning Center in Walnut Creek, California and was Director of Education at Walnut Creek Hospital from 1985--1998.
ContentsIntroduction by Manuel G. GonzalesI. Genesis of a People: Before 1848Presidarias y Pobladoras: The Journey North and Life in Frontier California, Antonia I. Castaneda Honor Ideology, Marriage Negotiation, and Class-Gender Domination in New Mexico, 1690-1846, Ramon A. GutierrezGnats, Goods, and Greasers: Mexican Merchants on the Santa Fe Trail, David A. SandovalRancho Life in Alta California, Federico A. SanchezDiscovering the Tejano Community in "Early" Texas, Jesus F. de la TejaThe Origins of Anti-Mexican Sentiment in the United States, Raymund A. ParedesII. Gringos versus Greasers: 1848--1900In Re Ricardo Rodriguez: An Attempt at Chicano Disfranchisement in San Antonio, 1896--1897, Arnoldo De LeonMexican-American Land Grant Adjudication, Armando C. AlonzoThe Barrioization of Nineteenth-Century Mexican Californians: From Landowners to Laborers, Antonio Rios-BustamanteTucsonenses and Angelenos: A Socio-Economic Study of Two Mexican-American Barrios, 1860--1880, Richard Griswold del CastilloMexican American Catholicism in the Southwest: The Transformation of a Popular Religion, Alberto L. PulidoCarlos I. Velasco and the Defense of Mexican Rights in Territorial Arizona, Manuel G. GonzalesIII. The Great Migration: 1900--1940Chicanos in Chicago: A Brief History, Louise Ano Nuevo KerrSettlers, Sojourners, and Proletarians: Social Formation in the Great Plains Sugar Beets Industry, 1890--1940, Dennis Nodin ValdesThe Urbanization of Southwestern Chicanos in the Early 20th Century, Ricardo RomoRegionalism, Politics, and Gender in Southwest History: The League of United Latin American Citizens' Expansion into New Mexico from Texas, 1929--1945, Cynthia E. OrozcoLabor Threat and Industrialized Agriculture in California: The Case of the 1933 San JoaquinValley Cotton Strike, Ramon D. ChaconWomen, Work, and Community in the Mexican Colonias of the Southern California Citrus Belt, Gilbert G. GonzalezTexas Newspapers and Chicana Workers' Activism, 1919--1974, Irene LedesmaIV. The Rise of the Middle Class: 1940--1965Braceros in the Pacific Northwest: Laborers on the Domestic Front, 1942--1947, Erasmo GamboaMexican Americans on the Home Front: Community Organizations in Arizona during World War II, Christine MarinA Promise Fulfilled: Mexican Cannery Workers in Southern California, Vicki L. RuizAmericans All: The Mexican-American Generation and the Politics of Wartime Los Angeles, 1941--1945, Mario T. GarciaFrom Ranchero to Jaiton: Ethnicity and Class in Texas-Mexican Music (Two Styles in the Form of a Pair), Manuel PenaThe Struggle against Separate and Unequal Schools: Middle-Class Mexican Americans and the Desegregation Campaign in Texas, 1929--1957, Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr.V. Chicanismo and Its Aftermath: 1965--2000Dolores Huerta: Woman, Organizer, Symbol, Richard A. GarciaLa Raza Unida Party and the Chicano Student Movement in California, Carlos Munoz, Jr., and Mario BarreraThe Ethnic Organization as an Instrument of Political and Social Change: MALDEF, A Case Study, Maurilio VigilThe Development of Chicana Feminist Discourse, 1970--1980, Alma M. GarciaMexican-American Women Grassroots Community Activists: "Mothers of East Los Angeles," Mary PardoSettlers and Sojourners: The Case of Mexicans in the United States, Leo R. Chavez