Mexicans in America by Alison Behnke

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Published by Lerner Publications Co. in Minneapolis .

Written in English

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  • Mexican Americans -- History -- Juvenile literature,
  • Mexican Americans -- Juvenile literature,
  • Immigrants -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature,
  • Mexican Americans

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Examines the history of Mexican immigration to the United States, discussing why Mexicans come, what their lives are like after they arrive, where they settle, and customs they bring from home.

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StatementAlison Behnke.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesIn America, In America (Minneapolis, Minn.)
LC ClassificationsE184.M5 B44 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p. :
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3679843M
ISBN 100822539551
LC Control Number2003022685

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The book provides insight into a people non-Mexicanos should see, not as interlopers, but as the latest wave in a centuries-old migration of people and culture, and a movement that is parallel to the great western expansion from the by: 1.

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Before a large part of the western U.S., including much of Arizona, California, Colorado. According to historian Neil Foley in his book The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture, Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in.

The bulk of the narrative centers on the Mexican experience in America during the 20th century, the decadeslong push/pull between the United States and Mexico, the unceasing controversies over generations of legal and illegal immigrants, and the indispensability of Mexican-American labor to our economy versus the accompanying fear of the : Harvard University Press.

Mexicans in the Making of America demonstrates that America has always been a composite of racially blended peoples, never a purely white Anglo-Protestant nation. The struggle of Latinos to gain full citizenship bears witness to the continual remaking of American culture into something more democratic, egalitarian, and truer to its multiracial.

The tenor of the national debate over immigration changed from the first minutes of Donald Trump’s speech in New York City on June 16 announcing that he was running for the Republican presidential nomination.

“The US has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” the real estate magnate said. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.

Inpolice officers grabbed Mexican-Americans in the area, many of them U.S. citizens, and shoved them into waiting vans.

Immigration Author: Erin Blakemore. Mexicans in the Making of America. According to census projections, by nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Latino, and the overwhelming majority of these will be of Mexican descent. This dramatic demographic shift is reshaping politics, culture, and fundamental ideas about American identity/5(2).

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. Mexicans in the Making of America Book Description: America has always been a composite of racially blended peoples, never a purely white Anglo-Protestant nation.

Mexicans represent the largest unauthorized immigrant group in the United States. The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) estimates that as ofapproximately 6 million (53 percent) of the estimated million unauthorized immigrants in the United States were from Mexico.

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But for those who are interested to learn more about the topic in a more thoughtful manner, Margaret Salazar-Porzio, a curator of Latino history and culture at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, has a fascinating list of recommended books for further reading.

The average annual inflow of immigrants more than doubled between the s and s, and the share of immigrants from Latin America increased at the same time (Martin and Midgley, ). Thus, the Hispanic population grew from 5 percent of the total U.S. population in to 13 percent in Cited by:   The subtitle of Carrie Gibson’s book is The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America.

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became full U.S. -scale new migration augmented their numbers during the s, as Mexico was torn by a high-casualty civil war. Until the s, most lived within a few hundred miles of the border. 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 4/5(1).

For Hispanics in the United States, the educational experience is one of accumulated disadvantage. Many Hispanic students begin formalized schooling without the economic and social resources that many other students receive, and schools are often ill equipped to compensate for these initial disparities.

For Hispanics, initial disadvantages often stem from parents' immigrant and socioeconomic Cited by: Mexican American Baseball in Houston and Southeast Texas (Images of America). Arcadia Publishing, July 3, ISBNTreviño, Robert R.

The Church in the Barrio: Mexican American Ethno-Catholicism in Houston. UNC Press Books, Febru Retrieved from Google Books on Novem   Mexicans broke the law, Americans say, playing the victim.

As regards Mexican labor, America plays both victim and siren. A mood of Protestant Reformation is sweeping the country. The fear of illegal immigrants along America’s southern border has increased proportionally as America’s support for the war in Iraq has waned. From out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America By Vicki L.

Ruiz Oxford University Press, Read preview Overview The Price of Poverty: Money, Work, and Culture in the Mexican-American Barrio By Daniel Dohan University of California Press,   Stanford historian Ana Raquel Minian explains how undocumented migration from Mexico to the United States become entrenched between and in her recently published book.

Review: The new book ‘The Other Slavery’ will make you rethink American history The Huejotzingo Codex shows that eight men and 12 women were given to the Spanish in Author: David Treuer.

The books below offer stories that originate with people who decided to come to America. Their stories are poignant, exciting, adventurous, pious, and reveal to the reader vital truths about the human experience. Each book that chronicles the story of immigration adds to the American story.

The Mexican Inquisition was an extension of the Spanish Inquisition to New Spanish Conquest of Mexico was not only a political event for the Spanish, but a religious event as well. In the early 16th century, the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation and the Inquisition were in full force in most of Europe.

The Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon had just re-conquered the last First Inquisitor: Pedro Moya de Contreras. The Irish Voice in America, by Charles Fanning. The great writers who came over before, after, and during famine times and wrote of how life was "on the other side." After Deignan spoke about each of the books, there was a lively discussion about the merits of other books, and perhaps the dubious value of some of the books on the : Brigid Cahalan.

In their book Generations of Exclusion: Mexican-Americans, Assimilation, and Race, sociologists Edward Telles and Vilma Ortiz suggested that Mexican Americans were not actually assimilating into a white mainstream but rather into “the lower rungs of a racialized order.” At the University of California–Los Angeles, where Telles and.

Immigrants show deep commitment to the work ethic, once again reflecting a historically prized American value. A large majority (73 percent) think it is "extremely important" for immigrants "to work and stay off welfare." In focus groups, many talked about the stark reality that greeted them when they first came to the United States — and the.

The Mexican-American War, waged between the United States and Mexico from tohelped to fulfill America's "manifest destiny" to expand its. Finally, the single most imposing challenge to America, in Huntington's view, is the problem of Mexican immigration and the resulting "Hispanization" of those regions of the United States adjacent to and acquired from Mexico.

He fears that the result of Mexican immigration could be a "bifurcated" : Samuel P. Huntington. This is a list of communities known for possessing a community or a large number (either as a majority or concentration) of Mexican 61 percent of Mexican Americans live in just two states, namely California (36%) and Texas (25%).

According to the census, the distribution of Mexican Americans in the United States by region is: % live in the West, % in the South, Welcome to the United States A Guide for New Immigrants Congratulations on becoming a permanent resident of the United States of America.

On behalf of the president of the United States and the American people, we welcome you and wish you every success here. The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world.

Starting From the Bottom: Why Mexicans are the Most Successful Immigrants in America. In a new book, The Triple Package, Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, argue that some groups—namely. When people think of the diverse ethnicities that make up Mexico, Afro-Mexicans are not often the first that spring to mind, given that their % minority status among the Mexican population (according to a preliminary census) has been systematically overlooked for r, their cultural and historical contributions in Mexico cannot be ignored.If you are using Fulfillment by Amazon, you can use a marketplace-specific SKU and manage your inventory in Amazon fulfillment centers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico as separate note that inventory going to U.S.

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