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The Tejano Diaspora – Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin

Marc Simon Rodriguez


Each spring during the 1960s and 1970s, a quarter million farm workers left Texas to travel across the nation, from the Midwest to California, to harvest America's agricultural products. During this migration of people, labor, and ideas, Tejanos established settlements in nearly all the places they traveled to for work, influencing concepts of Mexican Americanism in Texas, California, Wisconsin, Michigan, and elsewhere. This book examines how Chicano political and social movements developed at both ends of the migratory labor network that flowed between Crystal City, Texas, and Wisconsin durin ... More

Keywords: Tejanos, Mexican Americanism, Chicano, social movements, migratory labor network, Mexican American activism, Crystal City, migrant sending community, farm work, progressive labor politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834640
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807877661_rodriguez


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Simon Rodriguez, author