Mexican Immigrant Identity Term Paper by cee-cee

Mexican Immigrant Identity
A look at the history and significance of terms used to identify the Mexican population in the US.
# 114720 | 1,263 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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The paper examines the terms used for Mexican immigrants which reveal the sensitive tensions existing between them and the American people as a whole. The paper discusses the notion of "Spanish" people, "Californios", "Mexican Americans", "Latinos" and "Chicanos". The paper concludes that these terms are useful for presenting the landmarks of the history of the Mexican presence in the United States.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • California Historical Eras. N.d. 6 March 2008
  • Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California. A History of Mexican Americans in California: The Chicano Movement. 2004. 6 March 2008
  • Immigration. Becoming Part of the United States. 2005. 6 March 2008.
  • Jenkins, P. (1997). A history of the United States. New York: Palgrave.
  • Mexican History Study Guide. Are Chicanos the same as Mexicans? 2003. 6 March 2008

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Mexican Immigrant Identity (2009, June 21) Retrieved December 02, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Mexican Immigrant Identity" 21 June 2009. Web. 02 December. 2023. <>