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The Lure of El Paso, 1910–1919

Will Guzmán

in Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038921
eISBN:
9780252096884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038921.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes a new period in Nixon's life as well as the storied history of Blacks in El Paso. Nixon would settle in this city alongside his childhood friend Le Roy White and practice his ... More


Optimism and Rejection, 1925–1962

Will Guzmán

in Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038921
eISBN:
9780252096884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038921.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the latter phases of Nixon's civic life as well as his contributions to the health and welfare of his fellow African Americans. It details Nixon's initiative to establish a ... More


A Promiscuous Crowd

Julian Lim

in Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635491
eISBN:
9781469635507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635491.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Focusing on the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border, this chapter demonstrates how Chinese, Mexicans, and African Americans blurred color lines to create dynamic social environments as well as new legal ... More


Empires and Immigrants

Julian Lim

in Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635491
eISBN:
9781469635507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635491.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter frames the nineteenth century borderlands as a theater of movement that had long been marked by imperial contestations and diverse migrations. Native American, colonial, Mexican, and ... More


“Hunting for Chinamen”

Julian Lim

in Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635491
eISBN:
9781469635507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635491.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Through a close, on-the-ground reading of U.S. immigration records and newspaper accounts, this chapter shows how Chinese immigrants repeatedly improvised new cross-racial strategies to gain entry ... More


“Who has a greater job than a mother?”: Defining Mexican Motherhood on the U.S.-Mexico Border in the Early Twentieth Century

Monica Perales

in On the Borders of Love and Power: Families and Kinship in the Intercultural American Southwest

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520272385
eISBN:
9780520951341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272385.003.0008
Subject:
History, Family History

This chapter examines the multivoiced discourse on Mexican motherhood in the border city of El Paso, Texas, during the early twentieth century. The author analyzes writings by Anglo and ethnic ... More


“In Defense of Their Brothers Beyond the Rio Grande”

Julia G. Young

in Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190205003
eISBN:
9780190205027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205003.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the war years, Mexican Cristero supporters in the United States began participating in a variety of activities in order to back the religious uprising. This chapter describes these efforts, ... More


An Agency in Crisis

S. Deborah Kang

in The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199757435
eISBN:
9780190655259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757435.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 supplies a history of the Bracero Program and its implementation by the INS. Upon its inception in 1942, the United States and Mexico described the program in highly aspirational terms as ... More


American Law, Jewish Solidarity

Libby Garland

in After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921-1965

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122458
eISBN:
9780226122595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122595.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how established Jewish organizations confronted the legal conundrums the quota laws posed. It examines Jewish leaders’ responses to the illegal immigration of Jews over the ... More


Coda

Will Guzmán

in Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038921
eISBN:
9780252096884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038921.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter chronicles the latter part of Nixon's life and retirement from advocacy work, as well as his legacy among African American medical professionals and the locals of El Paso. ... More


Ecologies of the Wayward Drone

Jordan Crandall

in From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334797
eISBN:
9780199388226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334797.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses drones—or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)—and their being prone to system failures and pilot mistakes. Relatively small and vulnerable, they can be felled by something as ... More


Introduction: Tale of a Doctor, History of a Land

Will Guzmán

in Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038921
eISBN:
9780252096884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038921.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter looks at the social and political contexts behind the intertwined histories of Dr. Lawrence Aaron Nixon and the American West. As a Black man in the United States, Lawrence ... More


Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Will Guzmán

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038921
eISBN:
9780252096884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038921.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1909, physician Lawrence A. Nixon fled the racial violence of central Texas to settle in the border town of El Paso. There he became a community and civil rights leader. His victories in two ... More


Churches along the Southern Río Grande

Frank Graziano

in Historic Churches of New Mexico Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190663476
eISBN:
9780190940263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663476.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

After a brief survey of the historic churches in Tomé, Socorro, and surrounding areas, the chapter focuses on Our Lady of Purification (Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria) in Doña Ana. The emphasis is ... More


Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Julian Lim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635491
eISBN:
9781469635507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635491.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

With the railroad’s arrival in the late nineteenth century, immigrants of all colors rushed to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, transforming the region into a booming international hub of economic and ... More


Poverty, Coalition, and Identity Politics

Gordon K. Mantler

in Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807838518
eISBN:
9781469608075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807838518.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how the Gary and El Paso conventions became potent symbols of what later would be called the era's “identity politics.” First coined by black feminists in the Combahee River ... More


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