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Featuring a side of Tejano history too often neglected, author Arnoldo De León shows that people of Spanish-Mexican descent were not passive players in or, worse, absent from West Texas history but instead were active agents at the center of it.
The collection of essays in Tejano West Texas—many never before seen—will correct decades of historiographical oversight by emphasizing the centrality of the Mexican American experience in the history of the region.
De León, a true dean of Tejano history, showcases the continued presence and contribution of Mexican Americans to West Texas. This collection begins in the 1770s when settlers of Mexican descent first began migrating to Presidio and then to other sections of the Big Bend. De León then turns his attention to the nineteenth century when Mexican immigrants and other Texans searched for work throughout the West Texas hinterland, and his coverage continues onward through the twentieth century.
Mexican American and Texas history scholars will find Tejano West Texas to be an invaluable addition to the Tejano narrative.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Maps and Tables
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Chapter 1. Forgotten Pobladores: Blazing Frontiers in West Texas, circa 1770s to 1890s
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Chapter 2. Reversals: Racial Conflict and Tejano Adaptation, 1880 to 1890s
  2. pp. 15-32
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  1. Chapter 3. Education, Literacy, and Occupational Structure in West Texas, 1860–1900
  2. Kenneth L. Stewart, Arnoldo De León
  3. pp. 33-45
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  1. Chapter 4. Tejanos in West Texas
  2. pp. 46-56
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  1. Chapter 5. Mexican Americans in the Edwards Plateau and Trans-Pecos Region, 1900–2000
  2. pp. 57-80
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  1. Chapter 6. Tejanos in Northwest Texas
  2. pp. 81-100
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  1. Chapter 7. Blowout 1910 Style
  2. pp. 101-114
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  1. Chapter 8. Los Tasinques and the Sheep Shearers’ Union of North America
  2. pp. 115-126
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  1. Chapter 9. Wartime USA
  2. pp. 127-145
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  1. Chapter 10. Eva Camúñez Tucker
  2. pp. 146-155
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  1. Chapter 11. María Cárdenas
  2. pp. 156-168
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 169-170
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 171-179
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781623493059
Related ISBN
9781623492908
MARC Record
OCLC
913610678
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-12
Language
English
Open Access
No
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