Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Preface

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pp. vii-xii

Usually, the preface of a monograph such as this recounts the origins of the work, from its germination to completion. With this expectation in mind, when I sat down to write this preface, I tried to pinpoint the catalyst that gave rise to this project and with which I could begin such a narrative. Thinking about the genesis of this book, I...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-xviii

It would be impossible for me to acknowledge in this limited space all those to whom I am indebted for helping to bring this project to fruition. This book is truly the labor of a multitude of colleagues, friends, professionals, and loved ones who guided, supported, encouraged, and inspired me over the last several years. However, here...

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Introduction: On Border Crossing and the Crossing Border

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pp. 1-18

The “problem” of the U.S.-Mexico border and of the borders of U.S. identity seems to grow ever larger in the political debate and public discourse of the United States. This is reflected in more and more instances of anxiety over the sanctity of the border (or lack thereof ), increasing efforts to shore up border security, and greater contestation...

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Negotiating the Border: Race, Coloniality, and Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century California

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pp. 19-52

The signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848, marked the formal end to a two-year war between the United States and Mexico. This war is known in the United States as the Mexican-American War (which connotes a fair war among equals justly won) and by some in Mexico as la intervención norteamericana...

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Inhabiting the Border: Radical Rhetoric and Social Movement in 1960s New Mexico

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pp. 53-82

The Alianza Federal de Mercedes (Federal Alliance of Land Grants) was organized in 1963 to lobby for the return of Mexican and Spanish land grants to their original heirs (the same land grants guaranteed by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo), but by 1967 its mission and influence had expanded and its tactics had become more confrontational...

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Rebordering the Nation: Hybrid Rhetoric in the Immigrant Marches of 2006

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pp. 83-108

Between March and May of 2006, several million people, mostly documented and undocumented immigrants, engaged in organized protests of proposed federal immigration legislation in cities throughout the country. In Chicago, for example, one hundred thousand people marched, while in Washington, DC, forty thousand protestors...

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Beyond Borders? : Citizenship and Contemporary Latina/o and Immigrant Social Movements

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pp. 109-140

I stood in Copley Square in Boston on Saturday, July 10, 2010, on a stunningly bright summer morning. Lining the cement path that ran along the small, grassy park were a number of small folding tables featuring an assortment of buttons, books, pamphlets, and newspapers from various activist organizations. Meanwhile, a makeshift...

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Conclusion: Denaturalizing Borders and Citizenship

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pp. 141-164

It has become quite commonplace for scholars and social commentators to begin their work on Latina/os in the United States by remarking on the growth of the Latina/o population, on the relative youth of the Latina/o community, and on its increasing political mobilization. These studies regularly point out that Latina/os (or...

Notes

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pp. 165-198

Bibliography

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pp. 199-222

Index

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pp. 223-229