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El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition Hardcover – May 5, 2012

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"A highly readable and important analysis not only of the holiday's origins but also of the native-born and immigrant Latino communities that created it."--"Southern California Quarterly"

"El Cinco de Mayo does what I once thought impossible: explain the relevance and the importance of commemorating this day."--Susana Olague Trapani"Washington Ind Rev Of Bks" (05/01/2012)

"An important contribution to the canons of American and Latino social and cultural history."--Rich Schultz"Journal of San Diego History" (07/01/2013)

"A valuable work for the general reader, students, and scholars interested in the history of Mexican Americans and the US West."--Frank P. Barajas"Historian" (12/01/2013)

El Cinco de Mayo does what I once thought impossible: explain the relevance and the importance of commemorating this day. --Susana Olague Trapani"Washington Ind Rev Of Bks" (05/01/2012)"

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“David Hayes-Bautista’s fascinating study finds new sources that illuminate the California roots of Cinco de Mayo celebrations. But more than just uncovering the holiday’s true origins, El Cinco de Mayo offers a striking interpretation of the making of a Mexican-American culture in Civil War-Era North America.”—Stephen Aron, author of American Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border State.

“In this well-written and thoroughly-researched study, Hayes-Bautista reminds us that Cinco de Mayo is not really a Mexican holiday, but rather a celebration created in California during the American Civil War by native-born Latinos and immigrants from Mexico and Latin America. Hayes-Bautista has reconstructed the rich social and political world of these California Latinos in painstaking detail, and his analysis of their widespread political engagement reveals an activism hitherto not fully recognized. This is an original and revealing book that changes the way we think about nineteenth century California.”—Richard Griswold del Castillo, author of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (May 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520272129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520272125
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,647,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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the history that no one wants people to know on the Western History , ie: California in particular....I live in one of the Major Cities which was involved in the Mexican Revolution in the late 1800's early 1900's yet they have erased it's History little by little.
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This is a must read for anyone who celebrates 5 de Mayo and/or loves Mexican-American history.The research and evidence is well founded and shows how Californianos related to Mexico's success or failure. Kudos to Dr. Bautista for his many years of research on the topic.!!
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Are you a history buff and dying to know the source of some customs and celebrations we have in America? If so, this book is a great read!
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