Mexican Californians after 1848 Essay by cee-cee

Mexican Californians after 1848
A discussion of the Mexican community and what it did for the American nation after 1848.
# 110727 | 852 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper analyzes the presence of Mexican immigrants in California, and how they came to play an essential role in the structure of the American society. The author studies the reasons for Mexican immigrants to settle down in California and New Mexico, and how the American economy was influenced by the influx of immigrants; the Mexicans became a source of cheap and strong labor in the gold mining business. The paper also discusses the ways in which the Mexican community assimilated into American culture.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Jenkins, P. A history of the United States. New York: Palgrave, 1997.
  • Nostrand, Richard L. "Mexican Americans Circa 1850". Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 65, No. 3. 1975, pp. 378-390.
  • The Gold Rush. Mexicans in the Gold Rush. 2006. 31 Jan. 2008

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