Border Towns and Border Crossings: A History of the U.S.-Mexico Divide

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Roger Brunsauthor

Roger Bruns is a historian and former deputy executive director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Border Towns and Border Crossings: A History of the U.S.-Mexico Divide

20190919

Greenwood

Pages 296
Topics The Bracero Program;Cartel Violence;Chicano Movement;Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882;Gadsden Purchase;Immigration Law;Mexican Revolution;NAFTA and Border Economics;Nativism;Sister City Cooperation;Testimonies of Dreamers;Race and Ethnicity: Latino and Hispanic Studies

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Border Towns and Border Crossings: A History of the U.S.-Mexico Divide

Author(s): Bruns, Roger;
Contributors: Bruns, Roger;
Abstract:

This is a compelling and revealing look at the history of the U.S.-Mexican border as a place and symbol of cross-cultural melding and a source of growing anxiety over immigration and national security.


  • Explores the creation and development of the border in the late 19th century and the growing industrialization of the region in the early 20th century
  • Examines the cross-border violence during the US Civil War and the Mexican Revolution, the increasing racial hostility and deportation policies in the 1930s and 1950s, and cartel violence
  • Provides an unbiased assessment of the advent of the Chicano movement and politics on the border, NAFTA and border economics, and the increasingly hostile political debate over immigration and demands for a wall
  • Provides critical background and contextual information to the events that have led to a turning point in America: How do we as a nation treat those seeking a new life at the border?
  • Shows how the border has brought out feelings of community and acceptance along the border and at the same time birthed nativist and racial stereotypes
  • Supplements political material with relatable information about the lives of cross-border workers and the blending of cultures along the border as they include food, language, and art

SortTitle: border towns and border crossings: a history of the u.s.-mexico divide
Keyword(s): The Bracero Program; Cartel Violence; Chicano Movement; Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882; Gadsden Purchase; Immigration Law; Mexican Revolution; NAFTA and Border Economics; Nativism; Sister City Cooperation; Testimonies of Dreamers; Race and Ethnicity: Latino and Hispanic Studies
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Roger Brunsauthor

Roger Bruns is a historian and former deputy executive director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration.

eISBN-13: 9781440863530
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440863523
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 296
Publication Date: 20190919