MEXICAN AMERICANS IN TEXAS HISTORY
Edited by Emilio Zamora, Cynthia Orozco, and Rodolfo Rocha
The contributions and influences of Mexican
Americans in Texas history have been many and signifi-
cant. Only in recent decades, however, have historians
adequately told this story. The enormous strides made in
the study of Mexican-origin people in Texas are reflected
in this important new book of essays.
In May 1991 the Texas State Historical Association co-
sponsored a conference, "Mexican
Americans in Texas History," which
brought together some six hundred
participants, including nearly one
hundred leading scholars in the
field of Mexican American Studies.
In the words of the editors' intro-
duction, this highly successful con-
ference "confirmed and celebrated
the existence of a substantial body
of literature in Mexican American
history. " It showed that "Mexican
American history was on its way to
assuming its rightful place of importance."
This groundbreaking volume, which contains eleven
essays from that pivotal conference, corrects and amplifies
the historical record. Mexican Americans in Texas History will
be of great interest to students, scholars, teachers, and gen-
eral readers, and it is well adapted to classroom use.
Emilio Zamora is a historian at the University of Texas;
Cynthia Orozco is a historian at Eastern New Mexico
University; and Rodolfo Rocha is a historian at the
University of Texas-Pan American.
ISBN o-87611-174-6. 52 x 8 in., 240 pp. Appendices, bibli-
ography. Paper, $15.95. Member's price, $13.56*
* Price does not include $4.50 postage and handling for first
book; $o.75 for each additional book.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 106, July 2002 - April, 2003. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101223/. Accessed August 28, 2014.