Ethnicity in the Sunbelt

Ethnicity in the Sunbelt : Mexican Americans in Houston

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A century after the first wave of Hispanic settlement in Houston, the city has come to be known as the "Hispanic mecca of Texas." Arnoldo De Leon's classic study of Hispanic Houston, now updated to cover recent developments and encompass a decade of additional scholarship, showcases the urban experience for Sunbelt Mexican Americans. De Leon focuses on the development of the barrios in Texas' largest city from the 1920s to the present. Following the generational model, he explores issues of acculturation and identity formation across political and social eras. This contribution to community studies, urban history, and ethnic studies was originally published in 1989 by the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston. With the Center's cooperation, it is now available again for a new generation of scholars.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 160 x 232.7 x 22.6mm | 462.67g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • Texas A&m Univ PR ed.
  • 17 b&w photographs, 5 tables, 5 maps
  • 158544149X
  • 9781585441495

About Arnoldo de Leon

ARNOLDO DE LEON holds the C. J. "Red" Davidson Endowed Professorship in History at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters and a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association, he has written a number of important books and many articles on Mexican Americans in Texas. He earned his Ph.D. at Texas Christian University.show more

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"...an excellent example of a study of ethnicity within the emerging reality of Sunbelt politics." - Journal of American History "Besides a bounty of new interpretations, De Leon has mined deeply in the archives and the result is a richness and mastery of sources that is compelling. This book further establishes De Leon's position in the forefront of Chicano historians, and certainly at the top of Chicano historians of Tejanos." - American Historical Review "...provides a clear understanding of the Mexican experience in Texas." - Journal of Southern Historyshow more

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