Mexican America: Bibliography
Ahlborn, Richard, ed. Man Made Mobile: Early Saddles of Western North America. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980.
Altman, Ida. "Spanish Society in Mexico City After the Conquest." Hispanic American Historical Review (1991) 71:3.
Arizpe, Lourdes. "The Rural Exodus in Mexico and the Mexican Migration to the United States ." International Migration Review. Volume 15 (4) (1979): 626-649.
Bouvier, Virginia. Women and the Conquest of California, 1542-1840: Codes of Silence. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2001.
Cline, Sarah. "The Spiritual Conquest Reexamined: Baptism and Church Marriage in Early Sixteenth-century Mexico ." Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 73 (3) (1993): 453-480.
Cortés, Hernán. Letters from Mexico . New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.
Davalos, Karen Mary. Exhibiting Mestizaje: Mexican (American) Museums in the Diaspora. Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, 2001.
Díaz del Castillo, Bernal. The True History of the Conquest of Mexico . New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1927.
Driscoll, Barbara. The Tracks North: The Railroad Bracero Program of World War II. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1999.
Fernández-Aceves, María Teresa. "Once We Were Corn Grinders: Women and Labor in the Tortilla Industry of Guadalajara, 1920-1940." International Labor and Working-Class History, No. 63 (2003): 81-101.
García, Mario. "The Chicana in American History: The Mexican Women of El Paso, 1880-1920—A Case Study." Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 49, no. 2 (May, 1980): 315-337.
Garcíagodoy, Juanita. Digging the Days of the Dead: A Reading of Mexico’s Días de Muertos. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1998.
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia. Chicano Art: Inside/Outside the Master’s House. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1998.
Glantz, Margot, ed. La Malinche, sus padres y sus hijos. Mexico:Taurus Ediciones, 1994.
González, Gilbert. Labor and Community: Mexican Citrus WorkerVillages in a Southern California County, 1900-1950. Chicago:University of Illinois Press, 1994.
Goodwin, Lee. "Field Notes: Heritage and Change through Community Celebrations: A Photographic Essay." Western Historical Quarterly 29 (Summer 1998): 215-223.
Kessell, John. Kiva, Cross, and Crown: The Pecos Indians and New Mexico 1540-1840. Washington, D.C.: The National Park Service, 1979.
Lafaye, Jacques, and Lockhart, James. "A Scholarly Debate: The Origins of Modern Mexico - Indigenistas vs. Hispanistas." The Americas , Vol. 48, No. 3, 315-330.
Limón, José. American Encounters: Greater Mexico , the United Status, and the Erotics of Culture. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998.
Oles, James. South of the Border: Mexico in the American Imagination 1914-1947. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.
Rodríguez, Jospeh. "Becoming Latinos: Mexican Americans, Chicanos, and the Spanish Myth in the urban Southwest." Western Historical Quarterly 29. Summer 1998: 165-185.
Root, Regina. The Latin American Fashion Reader. Oxford: Berg Publishing, 2005.
Sánchez, George. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945. New York: OxfordUniversity Press, 1993.
Sando, Joe. Pueblo Nations: Eight Centuries of Pueblo Indian History. Santa Fe: Clear Light Publishers, 1992.
Semo, Enrique. The History of Capitalism in Mexico : Its Origins, 1521-1763. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993.
Viola, Herman, and Margolis, Carolyn, ed. Seeds of Change: Five Hundred Years Since Columbus. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.
Wells, Miriam. Strawberry Fields: Politics, Class, and Work in California Agriculture. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996.
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- The man in this painting, holding an apparition of the baby Jesus, appears to be a saint. Known as Saint Anthony of Padua, the "Hammer of Heretics," he was celebrated for his many miracles and his ability to communicate with rich and poor alike. Missionary priests who proselytized among Indians in what is now New Mexico frequently instructed local craftsman to render his likeness. It had taken decades for Pueblo tribes to accept Christianity. The mission where this painting was created was miles from the Gulf of Mexico, where imported canvases would have been prohibitively expensive and in short supply. Missionary priests worked out a compromise with their Indian laborers, increasingly relying on their skill in rendering animal skins into a workable substitute for scarce European canvases.
- This particular image is credited to a mystery artist known as "Franciscan B" for his recognizable style, rendered in vegetal paints on buffalo hide. According to Mrs. E. Boyd, former curator of the Museum of New Mexico, who examined this piece for possible transfer to the National Museum of History and Technology (now American History): "By the time the Franciscan missionaries were being withdrawn from New Mexico and replaced by Mexican secular clergy, the visiting bishops from Durango, Mexico, the seat of the diocese, repeatedly ordered the removal of sacred images painted on animal skins as not suitable." Following passage of the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which transferred New Mexico to the United States, canvas was more readily available and buffalo herds were dwindling. By the close of 19th century, the buffalo was becoming the unofficial emblem of the United States, as prominent as the eagle in American symbolic imagery.
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- 1700 - 1750
- Tesuque Mission Church
- Tesuque Mission Church
- Franciscan B
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- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center