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 image shown here represents El Santo Niño de Atoche, a depiction of the Christ child common throughout Mexico and the American Southwest. Made by Rafael Aragón in Santa Fe, this particular image is from a retablo, a kind of Catholic devotional art. Aragón came from a family of santeros (religious artisans) who worked during the golden age of Spanish colonial art in New Mexico in the first part of the 1800s. In isolated communities where there were few priests, religious art within the home played a huge role in promoting Catholic beliefs and maintaining religious faith. When this retablo was made, between 1840 and 1850, New Mexico was the most populated region of Mexico's northern territories. Its ancient colonial history was shaped by violent contests over land, trade, and religion between Spanish settlers and various indigenous communities. The exchanges between these peoples, and then later, between immigrants from Mexico and the eastern United States, created several unique cultures in New Mexico. The phenomenon of tourism, beginning in the late 1800s, further transformed New Mexico and its art and craft traditions. Santeros and other artisans are still producing religious images like this retablo, though today many are valued for decorative rather than devotional use.
- Currently not on view
- Date made
- 1840 - 1850
- Aragon, Rafael
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- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center