Border Citizens: The Making of Indians, Mexicans, and Anglos in Arizona

Sampul Depan
University of Texas Press, 1 Jan 2010 - 342 halaman

Borders cut through not just places but also relationships, politics, economics, and cultures. Eric V. Meeks examines how ethno-racial categories and identities such as Indian, Mexican, and Anglo crystallized in Arizona's borderlands between 1880 and 1980. South-central Arizona is home to many ethnic groups, including Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and semi-Hispanicized indigenous groups such as Yaquis and Tohono O'odham. Kinship and cultural ties between these diverse groups were altered and ethnic boundaries were deepened by the influx of Euro-Americans, the development of an industrial economy, and incorporation into the U.S. nation-state.

Old ethnic and interethnic ties changed and became more difficult to sustain when Euro-Americans arrived in the region and imposed ideologies and government policies that constructed starker racial boundaries. As Arizona began to take its place in the national economy of the United States, primarily through mining and industrial agriculture, ethnic Mexican and Native American communities struggled to define their own identities. They sometimes stressed their status as the region's original inhabitants, sometimes as workers, sometimes as U.S. citizens, and sometimes as members of their own separate nations. In the process, they often challenged the racial order imposed on them by the dominant class.

Appealing to broad audiences, this book links the construction of racial categories and ethnic identities to the larger process of nation-state building along the U.S.-Mexico border, and illustrates how ethnicity can both bring people together and drive them apart.

 

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Chapter 1 Desert Empire
15
Chapter 2 From Noble Savage to SecondClass Citizen
44
Chapter 3 Crossing Borders
71
Chapter 4 Defining the White CitizenWorker
98
Chapter 5 The Indian New Deal and the Politics of the Tribe
127
Chapter 6 Shadows in the Sun Belt
155
Chapter 7 The Chicano Movement and Cultural Citizenship
180
Chapter 8 Villages Tribes and Nations
211
Conclusion Borders Old and New
241
Notes
249
Selected Bibliography
301
Index
313
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Eric V. Meeks is Associate Professor of History at Northern Arizona University.

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