Mexican Immigrant Identity
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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 http://calrepublic.tripod.com/history.html#californio
- Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California. A History of Mexican Americans in California: The Chicano Movement. 2004. 6 March 2008 http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/5views/5views5e.htm
- Immigration. Becoming Part of the United States. 2005. 6 March 2008. http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/alt/mexican2.html
- 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 http://www.mexica.net/chicano.html
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