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Author Gonzales, Felipe, 1946- author

Title Política : Nuevomexicanos and American political incorporation, 1821-1910 / Phillip B. Gonzales
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 1053 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Maps; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1. Initializing Annexation; Chapter 1. Nuevomexicano Politics and Society on the Eveof the American Conquest; Chapter 2. Bloodless and Bloody Conquests, 1846-1847; Chapter 3. Integrative Conquest, 1847-1848; Part 2. Política in the Ante Bellum; Chapter 4. A Budding Binary, 1848-1852; Chapter 5. Mexican Democratic Party, 1853-1854; Chapter 6. American Democratic Party, 1854- 1859; Part 3. Party Modalities in the Time of Civil War
Chapter 7. Low Tide in the Partisan Divide, 1861Chapter 8. Republican Toehold and the Partisan Normal,1861-1863; Chapter 9. Bosque Redondo and the Rise of José FranciscoChávez, 1863-1865; Part 4. Political Agonism under Reconstruction; Chapter 10. Party Definitions of the Colonizer, 1865-1867; Chapter 11. Política Judaica e Literaria; Chapter 12. A Contest for the Ages, 1867-1868; Part 5. Arriving; Chapter 13. Republican Party Debut, 1867-1868; Chapter 14. Steady Republicans, Hazy Democrats, 1869; Chapter 15. Realized Political Parties, 1869-1871; Conclusions; Appendixes; Notes; Bibliography
Summary "Poltica offers a stunning revisionist understanding of the early political incorporation of Mexican-origin peoples into the U.S. body politic in the nineteenth century. Historical sociologist Phillip B. Gonzales reexamines the fundamental issue in New Mexico's history, namely, the dramatic shift in national identities initiated by Nuevomexicanos when their province became ruled by the United States. Gonzales providesan insightful, rigorous, and controversial interpretation of how Nuevomexicano political competition was woven into the Democratic and Republican two-party system that emerged in the United States between the 1850s and 1912, when New Mexico became a state. Drawing on newly discovered archival and primary sources, he explores how Nuevomexicanos relied on a long tradition of political engagement and a preexisting republican disposition and practice to elaborate a dual-party political system mirroring the contours of U.S. national politics. Poltica is a tour de force of political history in the nineteenth-century U.S.-Mexico borderlands that reinterprets colonization, reconstructs Euro-American and Nuevomexicano relations, and recasts the prevailing historical narrative of territorial expansion and incorporation in North American imperial history. Gonzales provides critical insights into several discrete historical processes, such as U.S. racialization and citizenship, integration and marginalization, accommodation and resistance, internal colonialism, and the long struggle for political inclusion in the borderlands, shedding light on debates taking place today over Latinos and U.S. citizenship"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hispanic Americans -- New Mexico -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Mexican Americans -- New Mexico -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Mexican-American Border Region -- Historiography.
New Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1848-1950.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 080328828X (electronic bk.)
0803288301 (electronic bk.)
9780803288287 (electronic bk.)
9780803288300 (electronic bk.)