Continental Crossroads: Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History (American Encounters/Global Interactions)

Continental Crossroads: Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History (American Encounters/Global Interactions)

By: Samuel Truett (editor), Elliott Young (editor)Hardback

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Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.The U.S.-Mexico borderlands have long supported a web of relationships that transcend the U.S. and Mexican nations. Yet national histories usually overlook these complex connections. Continental Crossroads rediscovers this forgotten terrain, laying the foundations for a new borderlands history at the crossroads of Chicano/a, Latin American, and U.S. history. Drawing on the historiographies and archives of both the U.S. and Mexico, the authors chronicle the transnational processes that bound both nations together between the early nineteenth century and the 1940s, the formative era of borderlands history. A new generation of borderlands historians examines a wide range of topics in frontier and post-frontier contexts. The contributors explore how ethnic, racial, and gender relations shifted as a former frontier became the borderlands. They look at the rise of new imagined communities and border literary traditions through the eyes of Mexicans, Anglo-Americans, and Indians, and recover transnational border narratives and experiences of African Americans, Chinese, and Europeans. They also show how surveillance and resistance in the borderlands inflected the "body politics" of gender, race, and nation. Native heroine Barbara Gandiaga, Mexican traveler Ignacio Martinez, Kiowa warrior Sloping Hair, African American colonist William H. Ellis, Chinese merchant Lee Sing, and a diverse cast of politicos and subalterns, gendarmes and patrolmen, and insurrectos and exiles add transnational drama to the formerly divided worlds of Mexican and U.S. history. Contributors. Grace Pena Delgado, Karl Jacoby, Benjamin Johnson, Louise Pubols, Raul Ramos, Andres Resendez, Barbara O. Reyes, Alexandra Minna Stern, Samuel Truett, Elliott Young

About Author

Samuel Truett is Assistant Professor of History at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Elliott Young is Associate Professor of History at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon; he is the author of Catarino Garza's Revolution on the Texas-Mexico Border, published by Duke University Press.


Foreword / David J. Weber ix Acknowledgments xiii Introduction: Making Transnational History: Nations, Regions, and Borderlands / Samuel Truett and Elliott Young 1 Frontier Legacies Finding the Balance: Bexar in Mexican/Indian Relations / Raul Ramos 35 Fathers of the Pueblo: Patriarchy and Power in Mexican California, 1800-1880 / Louise Pubols 67 Borderland Stories Race, Agency, and Memory in a Baja California Mission / Barbara O. Reyes 97 An Expedition and Its Many Tales / Andres Resendez 121 Imagining Alternative Modernities: Ignacio Martinez's Travel Narratives / Elliott Young 151 Transnational Identities At Exclusion's Southern Gate: Changing Categories of Race and Class among Chinese Fronterizos, 1882-1904 / Grace Pena Delgado 183 Between North and South: The Alternative Borderlands of William H. Ellis and the African American Colony of 1895 / Karl Jacoby 209 Transnational Warrior: Emilio Kosterlitzky and the Transformation of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1873-1928 / Samuel Truett 241 Body Politics The Plan de San Diego Uprising and the Making of the Modern Texas-Mexican Borderlands / Benjamin Johnson 273 Nationalism on the Line: Masculinity, Race, and the Creation of the U.S. Border Patrol, 1910-1940 / Alexandra Minna Stern 299 Conclusion: Borderlands Unbound / Samuel Truett and Elliott Young 325 Contributors 329 Index 331

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780822333531
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780822333531
  • ISBN10: 0822333538

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