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Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights

Gabriela González


This book examines the gendered and class-conscious political activism of Mexican-origin people in Texas from 1900 to 1950. In particular, it questions the inter-generational agency of Mexicans and Mexican Americans who subscribed to particular race-ethnic, class, and gender ideologies as they encountered barriers and obstacles in a society that often treated Mexicans as a nonwhite minority. Middle-class transborder activists sought to redeem the Mexican masses from body politic exclusions in part by encouraging them to become identified with the nation-state. Redeeming la raza was as much abo ... More

Keywords: political activism, Mexican-origin people, Texas, Mexicans, Mexican Americans, economic exploitation, transborder activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199914142
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199914142.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabriela González, author
University of Texas at San Antonio