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Beyond the Alamo: Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861

Raul A. Ramos


Introducing a new model for the transnational history of the United States, this book places Mexican Americans at the center of the Texas creation story. It focuses on Mexican-Texan, or Tejano, society in a period of political transition beginning with the year of Mexican independence. The book explores the factors that helped shape the ethnic identity of the Tejano population, including cross-cultural contacts between Bexarenos, indigenous groups, and Anglo-Americans, as they negotiated the contingencies and pressures on the frontier of competing empires.

Keywords: Mexican Americans, Texas, Mexican-Texan society, Tejano society, Mexican independence, Bexarenos, Anglo-Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832073
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807888933_ramos


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raul A. Ramos, author