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Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 Paperback – March 23, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0195096484 ISBN-10: 0195096487 Edition: Reprint
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"Becoming Mexican American makes a significant contribution to Chicano historiography through its examination of the dynamics of Mexican American life in Los Angeles....Sánchez should be praised for this important and carefully written book. It is a dynamic portrayal of the social and political transformation of Mexican immigrants into a well-defined Mexican American community in Los Angeles."--New Mexico Historical Review


"A fascinating and richly textured study of Chicanos in the urban setting of Los Angeles....It is...the best study available on the experiences of the Mexicans in Los Angeles, especially on their struggle for equality and justice."--ILWCH


"Monumental....Inviting reading....A consummate scholar and masterful storyteller, Sánchez rediscovers the missing threads and restores the vibrant colors in the fabric of Los Angeles."--Los Angeles Times


"A brilliant historical study of Hispanic asimilation, resistance, and self-reflection in Los Angeles."--Tikkun


"Becoming Mexican American is a remarkable chronicle of Mexican history and influence in the United States. Written with a compelling combination of heart and insight, this study rounds out and redefines the role of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Chicanos from our nation's past. In Becoming Mexican American George Sánchez has narrowed a mighty void in American history."--Xavier Becerra, Member of Congress, 30th District, California


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George J. Sanchez in Associate Professor of History, University of Southern California.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (March 23, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195096487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195096484
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By N. Osorio on March 23, 2006
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This book is essential for a student of American immigration or ethnic history, ESPECIALLY those who are interested in California and the Western United States. It provides a solid foundation to understand Southern California and immigration from mexico in the first half of the 20th century. Being a native of Los Angeles, i was amazed at the detail and complexity of this history. Truly a wonderful book, only after you finish it can you appreciate its throughness. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By n/a on April 23, 2000
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This is an incredibly rich and well thought out book on an often neglected area of American History. Sanchez assumes a strong background in Historical and Cultural studies that I initially found difficult. Once I worked through it though it was well worth the effort. It was one of those rare books that I felt a better rounded historian after reading as well as more knowedgable about the subject. Keep a close eye one the way that he defines culture throughout the book in both Mexico and LA.
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By Oscar on February 10, 2015
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Great book on the people of Boyle Height. It contained very interesting scholarship on a neighborhood I thought I new well.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By s.mathews on May 21, 2013
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I am thrilled to get this book. Have been wanting to find out about what my parents experienced during the 20's, 30's & 40"s.
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