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N O T E S T O P A G E S 6 – 1 6 216 and female-contested contingency models of interaction. Within Stern’s interpretive framework Beatrice’s outspokenness would not be so surprising . He argues that Mexican women’s voices were commonly and universally raised in defense of family and community during times of public crisis in Mexico. See Steve Stern, The Secret History of Gender, pp. 198–199, 319; William Taylor, Drinking, Homicide, and Rebellion in Colonial Mexican Villages, p. 116; John Tutino, “Power, Class, and Family : Men and Women in the Mexican Elite, 1750–1810,” The Americas 39 (3): 380. 6. Stern, The Secret History of Gender, pp. 198–199. 7. David Montejano outlines a swath two hundred miles from south to north, stretching from Del Rio to Brownsville in the south and from Del Rio to San Antonio to Seguin and Victoria in the north, which he defines as the South Texas border territory. Thus, he includes much of the West and Central Texas regions in this broader South Texas region. I have tried to break eastern South Texas out of Montejano’s larger border zone, and then to define a “Longoria Corridor” as part of that subzone within which the Longoria dispute started. See David Montejano, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836–1986, pp. 1–2. 8. Montejano, Anglos and Mexicans, pp. 19, 30, 53. 9. Ibid., pp. 4, 8–10, 130–131. 10. Evan Anders, Boss Rule in South Texas, pp. xiv, xvi. 11. Montejano, Anglos and Mexicans, pp. 149–152; Rodolfo Rosales, The Illusion of Inclusion, pp. 4–5, 27. 12. Montejano, Anglos and Mexicans, pp. 149–151. 1. ONLY IN SOUTH TEXAS 1. David Montejano, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, map 2, p. 2; George Durham and Clyde Wantland, Taming the Nueces Strip, pp. vii–viii. 2. Transcript, Frank “Posh” Oltorf Oral History interview, Marlin, Texas (August 3, 1971), p. 19, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library , Austin, Texas (hereinafter cited as LBJPL). 3. Peter Gerhard, The North Frontier of New Spain, pp. 335–341. 4. Juan Gómez Quiñones, “The Origins and Development of the Mexican Working Class in the United States: Laborers and Artisans North of the Río Bravo, 1600–1900,” in El trabajo y los trabajadores en la historia de México, pp. 465–468, 477, 483; David Weber, The Spanish Frontier in North America, pp. 191, 194–195; Alejandro de Humboldt, Ensayo político sobre el Reino de la Nueva España, pp. 104–105. 5. Montejano, Anglos and Mexicans, pp. 26–27. 6. Gerhard, The North Frontier, p. 341; Américo Paredes, “With His Pistol in His Hand”: A Border Ballad and Its Hero, pp. 9–10, 13. 7. Paredes, “With His Pistol in His Hand,” pp. 9–10, 13. 8. Rodolfo Acuña, Occupied America, p. iii. Other authors who have 08-T2443 12/9/02 3:24 PM Page 216 N O T E S T O P A G E S 1 6 – 2 1 217 made a similar point include: Rodolfo de la Garza, “As American as Tamale Pie: Mexican-American Political Mobilization and the Loyalty Question”; Harry Pachon, “Political Mobilization in the Mexican-American Community”; and Reynaldo Macías, “National Language Profile of the Mexican-Origin Population in the United States,” Chapters 8, 9, and 11, respectively, in Mexican-Americans: In Comparative Perspective, ed. Walker Connor. 9. Paredes, “With His Pistol in His Hand,” pp. 9–10, 15. 10. Ibid., pp. 15–16; J. Frank Dobie, The Flavor of Texas, p. 125. 11. Paul Lack, The Texas Revolutionary Experience, p. 156. 12. Ibid. 13. Ibid.; Michael Meyer et al., The Course of Mexican History, 6th ed., p. 325; Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., “Let All of Them Take Heed”: Mexican Americans and the Quest for Educational Equality in Texas, pp. 3–7. 14. Cited in Weber, The Spanish Frontier, p. 339. Arnoldo De León, in his study of Anglo prejudices, provides numerous other examples of growing Anglo racism toward Tejanos from the Texas independence movement to the end of the century. See his They Called Them Greasers: Anglo Attitudes toward Mexicans in Texas, 1821–1900, pp. 66–106. 15. Montejano, Anglos and Mexicans, pp. 27–30. 16. Ibid., p. 60. 17. Acuña, Occupied America, pp. 19–20. 18. Ibid., pp. iii, 1–3, 9. 19. Ibid., pp. 82–84. 20. Jerry Thompson, Fifty Miles and a Fight, pp. 23...


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  • Texas -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
  • Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
  • Longoria, Felix -- Death and burial.
  • Texas -- Politics and government -- 1951-.
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