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Author Matovina, Timothy, 1955-

Title Tejano religion and ethnicity : San Antonio, 1821-1860 / Timothy M. Matovina
Edition 1st ed
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 168 pages)
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Shifting Regional Identity: The Mexican Period, 1821-1836 -- 3. Between Two Worlds: The Period of the Texas Republic, 1836-1845 -- 4. Emerging Ethnicity: The First Fifteen Years After U.S. Annexation, 1845-1860 -- 5. San Antonio Tejanos and United States Expansion: A Study of Religion and Ethnicity
Summary The first book-length treatment of the historical role of religion in a Mexican-origin community in the United States, this study covers three distinct periods in the emergence of Tejano religious and ethnic identity: the Mexican period (1811-1836), the Texas Republic (1836-1845), and the first decade and a half after annexation into the United States (1845-1860). Matovina's research demonstrates how theories of unilateral assimilation are inadequate for understanding the Tejano community, especially in comparison with the experiences of European immigrants to the United States. As residents of the southwestern United States continue to sort out the legacy of U.S. territorial expansion in the nineteenth century, studies like this one offer crucial understanding of the survival and resilience of Latino cultures in the United States. Tejano Religion and Ethnicity will be of interest to a broad popular and scholarly audience
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-158) and index
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Subject Mexican Americans -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Ethnic identity
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Religion
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Mexican Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Mexican Americans -- Religion.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Catholic.
San Antonio (Tex.) -- Church history
San Antonio (Tex.) -- History.
Texas -- San Antonio.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0292761589