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Chicano NationsThe Hemispheric Origins of Mexican American Literature$
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Marissa K. Lopez

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814752616

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.001.0001

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Mexicanidad at Home

Mexicanidad at Home

Mariano Vallejo’s Chicano Historiography

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(p.60) 2 Mexicanidad at Home
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Chicano Nations
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Marissa K. López

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814752616.003.0002

This chapter builds on the context of the Chicana/o literature examined here and explores the literary connection between the historian and publisher Hubert Bancroft and Mariano Vallejo, former Mexican military commander of Alta California, in late nineteenth-century San Francisco. Bancroft convinced Vallejo to contribute his own recollections to Bancroft's historical project, recollections that became Vallejo's five-volume Recuerdos Historicos y Personales Tocantea la Alta California. The two men's respective California histories unveil complex processes of national identification at work, processes that suggest new ways of thinking through both the role played by wealthy rancheros in Chicana/o literary history and the applicability of terms like “transnationalism” and “globalization” to the nineteenth century. Finding out processes of Mexican American racialization within Bancroft's and Vallejo's histories reveals how philosophies of history and economics manifest themselves in narrations of the nation.

Keywords:   Chicana/o literature, Mariano Vallejo, Hubert Bancroft, Alta California, national identification, transnationalism, globalization, Mexican American racialization

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