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Of Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945

Daisy L. Machado

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152234
eISBN:
9780199834426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152239.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The westward movement of people connected to the nineteenth‐century expansionism of the developing U.S. helped promote the growth and expansion of many of the mainline Protestant denominations that ... More


“This Is Our Música, Guy!”:: Tejanos and Ethno/Regional Musical Nationalism

José E. Limón

in Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735921
eISBN:
9780199918607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735921.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

Abstract: This chapter takes a somewhat testimonial tone to tell us how the author has witnessed the rise of an anti-Mexican rhetoric among Tejano groups that resonates with the larger anti-immigrant ... More


All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After a decade of chasing stories around the globe, intrepid travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest followed the magnetic pull home--only to discover that her native South Texas had been radically ... More


Nepantla

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After a decade of nomadism, the author returns home to her native South Texas and discovers her homeland has turned into a death valley in her absence, poisoned by petrochemical industries, ravaged ... More


Beyond the Alamo: Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861

Raul A. Ramos

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832073
eISBN:
9781469604657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888933_ramos
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Introducing a new model for the transnational history of the United States, this book places Mexican Americans at the center of the Texas creation story. It focuses on Mexican-Texan, or Tejano, ... More


The Miracle Tree

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the suggestion of artist Santa Barraza, the author travels to Concepcion, Texas, to see a “miracle tree.” According to owner Estella Palacios Garcia, it is a Monte de Los Olivos from Jerusalem. ... More


The Rebel

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Corpus Christi activist Lionel Lopez leads the author on a tour of the colonias, the unincorporated communities that began cropping up in the Texas borderlands in the 1950s when developers foisted ... More


The Venerable

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author travels to Kingsville, Texas to meet Sister Maximina, who has spent 40 years campaigning for the canonization of Mother Julia, the founder of the Missionary Daughters of the Most Pure ... More


The Bonder and the Dealer

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A chance meeting with a bail bond agent turned French restaurateur in Falfurrias, Texas, turns the author onto the drug economy in South Texas. After an overview of Mexico’s Drug War, which claimed ... More


The Agents

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author spends a day at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas. Located 90 miles north of the border, it is one of the busiest checkpoints in the U.S., with about ... More


The Chokepoint

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The year 2012 broke all records when tiny Brooks County in South Texas recovered the bodies of 129 undocumented immigrants found somewhere along its 942 square miles of ranches and roads. Lead ... More


The Healing

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Her continued search for miracles leads the author to the Flores family. Gilbert, the patriarch, is famous in Robstown, Texas, for spotting la Virgen de Guadalupe beneath the pulpit of St. Anthony’s ... More


The Mother Tongue

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What does it mean to be Mohawk today—especially given that so many traditions (hunting, fishing, fur trapping, basketry) have been compromised by outside influences (polluting industries, the drug ... More


The United States of In-between

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author concludes her exploration of the U.S. borderlands with a meditation on the concept of borderlines. They don’t just delineate countries. Political parties are highly adept at redrawing the ... More


Jovita Gonzalez Stakes a Claim in Tejas History

Karen R. Roybal

in Archives of Dispossession: Recovering the Testimonios of Mexican American Herederas, 1848-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633824
eISBN:
9781469633848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633824.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the short story, "Shades of the Tenth Muses," the novel, Caballero: A Historical Novel, and a master's thesis – each narrative written by Tejana folklorist and author, Jovita ... More


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