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The lynching of Mexicans in the Texas borderlands, Nicholas Villanueva, Jr

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The lynching of Mexicans in the Texas borderlands, Nicholas Villanueva, Jr
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Main title
The lynching of Mexicans in the Texas borderlands
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1032029983
Responsibility statement
Nicholas Villanueva, Jr
Summary
"More than just a civil war, the Mexican Revolution in 1910 triggered hostilities along the border between Mexico and the United States. In particular, the decade following the revolution saw a dramatic rise in the lynching of ethnic Mexicans in Texas. This book argues that ethnic and racial tension brought on by the fighting in the borderland made Anglo-Texans feel justified in their violent actions against Mexicans. They were able to use the legal system to their advantage, and their actions often went unpunished. Villanueva's work further differentiates the borderland lynching of ethnic Mexicans from the Southern lynching of African Americans by asserting that the former was about citizenship and sovereignty, as many victims' families had resources to investigate the crimes and thereby place the incidents on an international stage"--Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Rationalizing hate : immigrants, refugees, and the increase in Mexican lynching -- Expatriates, exiles, and refugees : social order in the Texas/Mexico borderland prior to the Mexican Revolution -- Out of the ashes : the burning of Antonio Rodriguez and hanging of Antonio Gómez -- The legal lynching of Leon Martinez, Jr. -- The devil and the bandit in the Big Bend : ranch raids and mob violence in West Texas -- World War I and the decline of Mexican lynching -- Conclusion : towards a Mexican American civil rights movement

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