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Author Bowman, Timothy Paul, 1978- author.

Title Blood oranges : colonialism and agriculture in the South Texas borderlands / Timothy Paul Bowman ; foreword by Sterling Evans
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 266 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Series Connecting the greater west series
Connecting the greater west series.
Contents Note on terminology -- Introduction -- Border colonies: Mexicans, Anglos, and the South Texas borderlands from ranchland to commercial agriculture -- From farmers to colonizers: boosterism and the creation of commercial farming colonies -- Making the border orange: citriculture and the changing landscape of the South Texas borderlands during the 1920s -- "More Texan than the Texans": colonialism and race in the South Texas borderlands, 1917-1930 -- Many valleys: the fates of small growers and Mexican workers during the 1930s -- Toward a homeland: the Chicano Movement and the intellectual creation of homeland in South Texas -- Conclusion -- Notes
Summary Blood Oranges traces the origins and legacy of racial differences between Anglo Americans and ethnic Mexicans (Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans) in the South Texas borderlands in the twentieth century. Author Tim Bowman uncovers a complex web of historical circumstances that caused ethnic Mexicans in the region to rank among the poorest, least educated, and unhealthiest demographic in the country. The key to this development, Bowman finds, was a "modern colonization movement," a process that had its roots in the Mexican-American war of the nineteenth century but reached its culmination
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-262) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Foreign workers, Mexican -- Texas, South -- History -- 20th century
Migrant agricultural laborers -- Texas, South -- History -- 20th century
Mexican American agricultural laborers -- Texas, South -- History -- 20th century
Unfair labor practices -- Texas, South -- History -- 20th century
Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects.
Ethnic relations.
Foreign workers, Mexican.
Mexican American agricultural laborers.
Migrant agricultural laborers.
Unfair labor practices.
Mexico -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects -- History -- 20th century
Mexican-American Border Region -- Ethnic relations
Texas, South -- Ethnic relations
North America -- Mexican-American Border Region.
South Texas.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015044744
ISBN 9781623494148