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  1. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945
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  2. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945

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Twentieth-century Los Angeles has been the locus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between variant cultures in American history. Yet this study is among the first to examine the relationship between ethnicity and identity among the largest immigrant group to that city. By focusing on Mexican immigrants to Los Angeles from 1900 to 1945, George J. Sánchez explores the process by which temporary sojourners altered their orientation to that of permanent residents, thereby laying the foundation for a new Mexican-American culture. Analyzing not only formal programs aimed at these newcomers by the United States and Mexico, but also the world created by these immigrants through family networks, religious practice, musical entertainment, and work and consumption patterns, Sánchez uncovers the creative ways Mexicans adapted their culture to life in the United States. When a formal repatriation campaign pushed thousands to return to Mexico, those remaining in Los Angeles launched new campaigns to gain civil rights as ethnic Americans through labor unions and New Deal politics. The immigrant generation, therefore, laid the groundwork for the emerging Mexican-American identity of their children.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
George J. Sanchez
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780195069907
ISBN
0195069900
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Oxford University Press
Manufacturer
Oxford University Press
NumberOfPages
400
PublicationDate
1993-12-23
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Studio
Oxford University Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book explores the often neglected and forgotten areas of American history. If you are of Mexican- American or even latin descent this book is essential in understanding the fabric of chicano/chicana studies and latino history. Sanchez is the perfect storyteller with his rich and incredibly mixed background in both cultural and historical studies. It provides a solid foundation for understanding the makeup of Southern California and provided me with insight into the immigration process from Mexico in the later half of the 20th century. The detail in this novel is astonishing and complex. Two thumbs up for Sanchez.
Great book on the people of Boyle Height. It contained very interesting scholarship on a neighborhood I thought I new well.
A lot of dates... super boring. I had to read it for my Chicano studies class
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