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Author Varon, Alberto, author.

Title Before Chicano : citizenship and the making of Mexican American manhood, 1848-1959 / Alberto Varon
Published New York : New York University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series America and the long 19th century
America and the long 19th century.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Introduction: Against Xenophobic Citizenship; 1. Outlaw Citizenship: Mexican American Manhood and Banditry; 2. Fantasy Citizenship: Mexican American Manhood and the Shifting Structures of Legal Belonging; 3. Expatriate Citizenship: Manhood, México de Afuera, and Josefina Niggli's Step Down, Elder Brother; 4. Economic Citizenship: Labored and Laboring Manhood in Américo Paredes's George Washington Gomez and Jovita González and Eve Raleigh's Caballero
5. Queer Citizenship: José Antonio Villarreal's Pocho and Chicano Cultural Nationalism of the Late Nineteenth Century; Epilogue: Notes toward the Past's Future, or the Future's Forgotten Past; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary Uncovers the long history of how Latino manhood was integral to the formation of Latino identity In the first ever book-length study of Latino manhood before the Civil Rights Movement, Before Chicano examines Mexican American print culture to explore how conceptions of citizenship and manhood developed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The year 1848 saw both the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the U.S. Mexican War and the year of the Seneca Falls Convention, the first organized conference on women's rights in the United States. These concurrent events signaled new ways of thinking about U.S. citizenship, and placing these historical moments into conversation with the archive of Mexican American print culture, Varon offers an expanded temporal frame for Mexican Americans as long-standing participants in U.S. national projects. Pulling from a wide-variety of familiar and lesser-known works--from fiction and newspapers to government documents, images, and travelogues--Varon illustrates how Mexican Americans during this period envisioned themselves as U.S. citizens through cultural depictions of manhood. Before Chicano reveals how manhood offered a strategy to disparate Latino communities across the nation to imagine themselves as a cohesive whole--as Mexican Americans--and as political agents in the U.S. Though the Civil Rights Movement is typically recognized as the origin point for the study of Latino culture, Varon pushes us to consider an intellectual history that far predates the late twentieth century, one that is both national and transnational. He expands our framework for imagining Latinos' relationship to the U.S. and to a past that is often left behind
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 23, 2020)
Subject Citizenship -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Citizenship -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Mexican Americans -- Ethnic identity -- History -- 20th century
Mexican Americans -- History -- 19th century
Mexican Americans -- History -- 20th century
Americains d'origine mexicaine -- Histoire -- 19e siecle.
Americains d'origine mexicaine -- Histoire -- 20e siecle.
Citoyennete -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 19e siecle.
Citoyennete -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siecle.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Mexican Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Mexican Americans.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017044868
ISBN 1479868825