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Beyond the Alamo: Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861 Raul A. Ramos

Beyond the Alamo: Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861

Raul A. Ramos

Published April 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780807832073
Hardcover
297 pages
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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 beginningMoreIntroducing 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. 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.