Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 - The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History (Paperback)
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Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 - The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 02/11/2015
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When Latino migration to the U.S. South became increasingly visible in the 1990s, observers and advocates grasped for ways to analyze ""new"" racial dramas in the absence of historical reference points. However, as this book is the first to comprehensively document, Mexicans and Mexican Americans have a long history of migration to the U.S. South. Corazon de Dixie recounts the untold histories of Mexicanos' migrations to New Orleans, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and North Carolina as far back as 1910. It follows Mexicanos into the heart of Dixie, where they navigated the Jim Crow system, cultivated community in the cotton fields, purposefully appealed for help to the Mexican government, shaped the southern conservative imagination in the wake of the civil rights movement, and embraced their own version of suburban living at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Rooted in U.S. and Mexican archival research, oral history interviews, and family photographs, Corazon de Dixie unearths not just the facts of Mexicanos' long-standing presence in the U.S. South but also their own expectations, strategies, and dreams.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781469624969
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Julie M. Weise's sweeping examination of Mexican people in the region forces readers to rethink their ideas of Southern history, labor history, and the history of race in America.--Western Historical Quarterly


Weise complicates and enriches the history of the lived experiences of Mexicanos in the South by challenging the contemporary racial and ethnic narratives of the past and present.--Journal of American History


A books that will instantly become required reading for scholars of Latino/a, southern, and North Carolina history. . . . Beautifully written, exhaustively researched, and deeply convincing.--North Carolina Historical Review


A valuable resource for historians and scholars of race, ethnicity, and migration in both Mexico and the United States.--International Migration Review


Explores the history of the new Latina/o South from the late 1800s, demonstrating the need to uncover and recover the stories of Mexicans in the region. . . . Highly recommended.--Choice


An ambitious project . . . accomplished with thorough research and clear writing.--Journal of Southern History


A pathbreaking work. . . . Sure to be the standard starting point for all future work on Mexicanos, and other migrants, in the U.S. South.--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society


Meticulously researched, thoughtfully argued, and engagingly written. . . . Offers fresh interpretations and promises to become a classic text in Mexican American, borderlands, labor, immigration, and southern history.--Southwestern Historical Quarterly

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