Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence by John Mor?n Gonz?lez

By John Mor?n Gonz?lez

The Texas Centennial of 1936, venerated by means of statewide celebrations of independence from Mexico, proved to be a strong catalyst for the formation of a especially Mexican American identification. faced by way of a media frenzy that vilified 'Meskins' because the antithesis of Texan liberty, Mexican american citizens created literary responses that critiqued those racialized representations whereas forging a brand new bilingual, bicultural group in the usa. the improvement of a latest Tejana identification, controversies surrounding bicultural nationalism, and different conflictual points of the transformation from mexicano to Mexican American are explored during this learn. shooting this attention-grabbing aesthetic and political rebirth, "Border Renaissance" provides cutting edge readings of significant novels via Maria Elena Zamora O'Shea, Americo Paredes, and Jovita Gonzalez. furthermore, the formerly neglected literary texts via participants of the League of United Latin americans (LULAC) are given their first distinct attention during this compelling paintings of highbrow and literary history.
Drawing on large archival examine within the English and Spanish languages, John Moran Gonzalez revisits the Thirties as an important decade for the colourful Mexican American reclamation of Texas heritage. "Border Renaissance" can pay tribute to this very important turning element within the Mexican American fight for civil rights.

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