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Crucible of Struggle : A History of Mexican Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Era (Paperback)
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Latinos in the U.S. are a major political, economic, and cultural force that is changing the national identity of this country. In fact, statistics show that by the year 2100, half of the U.S. population may be Latino. And two out of three of America's Latinos are Mexican. Mexicans are the oldest settlers of the United States and the nation's largest group of recent immigrant arrivals. Their population is increasing faster than that of all other Latino groups combined. The growing importance of this minority group-which will be felt strongly in twenty-first-century America-calls for a fresh assessment of Mexican American history.The second edition of Crucible of Struggle: A History of Mexican Americans from the Colonial Period to the Present Era includes a new final Chapter 12: Latinos and the Challenges of the 21st Century. This chapter examines such issues as increased anti-immigrant activity after 2006, the crucial role of Latinos in the election of Barack Obama, increased border enforcement and deportation in the wake of the U.S. Senate's failure to pass amnesty legislation, Latinos and private detention centers, the role of individual states in immigration reform, the surge of unaccompanied children from Central America, and more.
Number of Pages: 464
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Zaragosa Vargas
Street Date: November 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-4834
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