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El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition Hardcover – May 5, 2012
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"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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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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Very educational book. Alot of history and explanations. Recommend this to anyone who really wants to know why they celebrate cinco de mayo.Published on May 4, 2014 by doves6
A great book everyone must read. Be part of the the great history of our country and enjoy the holiday even more.Published on March 20, 2013 by Jose R Castilleja