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Published: 20 December 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9505-8
... and Tamaulipas 56 6. Mexican arriero 63 7. Cart driver in Matamoros 112 8. Portrait of Ángel de la Vega, Ángela Ballí, and children 141 9. Brownsville water carrier 150 10. Portrait of Hidalgo County rancheros 170 11. Portrait of Louisa Singleterry 203 12. Portrait of Martin Jackson 204 13...
Published: 08 July 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392156-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9215-6
... point that citizens in Goliad County warned that any Mexican who committed a crime in their county would be swept “from the face of the earth.”6 On the Rio Grande frontier, Cortina watched as a num- ber of Mexicans were gunned down in Brownsville, and their deaths went largely unnoticed by Anglo...
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395416-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9541-6
... prevent future yellow fever epidemics. Four years later, the U.S. Marine Hospital Service (usmhs) wrested this authority from the nbh. When news of yellow fever in Brownsville hit Washington in 1882, the usmhs adopted two very different approaches to the challenge posed by the disease. At the...
Published: 20 December 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395058-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9505-8
... Justicia pre Presidencia amr Archivo Municipal de Reynosa, Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Cited by box no. pre Presidencia juz Juzgado bccp City Council Proceedings, City of Brownsville. Book A, Minute Book From 1866 to 1878, Brownsville, Tex. cat Catholic Archives of...
Published: 20 December 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395058-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9505-8
Book Chapter

By Fred Moten
Book: B Jenkins
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392675-048
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9267-5
... that train. brang take glance suitcase hand aw why don’t you glance down/at your wedding band it’s slow. the brownsville architecture opens up a long construction of the window which is image, recirculated air, whisper and tongues, caress the fucked-up city, the lovebird call, the utopian...
Published: 05 July 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386407-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8640-7
... northern Mexi- can audience, to respond to the discrimination faced by Mexicans in Texas, and to justify revolt and political action. Garza’s autobiography begins with a description of his arrival in 1877 in Brownsville, Texas, and covers the twelve subsequent years he spent living and...
Published: 20 December 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395058-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9505-8
... Ballí, from a well- known family in Cameron County, and worked as a merchant in Matamoros and Brownsville. De la Vega moved to the Santa Anita Rancho in Hidalgo County to work as a ranch administrator for John McAllen, his brother-in-law. De la Vega also became a stock raiser and served as a county...
Book Chapter

By Elliott Young
Published: 05 July 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386407-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8640-7
... rampaging Mexican bandits: such stories circulating in the international press could not have been good for business. Other towns along the Texas border, such as Brownsville and Rio Grande City, shared Laredo’s optimism about commercial prospects in the region. However, the new era that...
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395416-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9541-6
..., and contain the spread of yellow fever north from Brownsville and east from the Mexican Gulf Coast. Inside the quarantine, usmhs Surgeon Murray worked with local Mexican doctors, Anglo physicians, and Tejana nurses to create a free dispensary and a series of house calls to treat yellow fever...
Published: 20 December 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395058-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9505-8
... 6 Contested Citizenship The Enduring Roles of Race and Class On an early morning in September 1859, approximately seventy-five mex- icanos (Mexicans) left a Mexican independence ball in Matamoros, rode across the Rio Grande, and gained control of Brownsville. Led by Juan Nepomuceno...
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387954-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8795-4
... 1998, I accompanied Américo Paredes on what turned out to be his final visit to south Texas, the border, and the lower Rio Grande Valley city of Brownsville, where he had been born in 1915. Fragile from years of fighting numerous debilitating maladies, he nonetheless looked forward with great...
Published: 11 October 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386322-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8632-2
... recent happenings in Brownsville country indicate that there is a serious surplus population there that needs eliminating 4 argued the editor of the Laredo Times. At first glance these events seem sadly characteristic of the Southwest...
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387954-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8795-4
... know about them? Who were they and how did they influence his own later attempts at understanding the structure of Mexican American political, social, and cultural life? A Family Autobiography américo paredes: I was born in Brownsville, Texas, on Septem- ber 3...
Published: 05 July 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386407-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8640-7
...- maulipas. In June 1886, the Mexican consul in Brownsville informed the foreign ministry that a small band of fifteen or twenty armed men were being organized in Tamaulipas under the leadership of Pedro Davila. This group had support among the Mexican exiles in Texas, particularly from Ignacio Martínez...
Published: 11 October 2004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8632-2
... recent happenings in Brownsville country indicate that there is a serious surplus population there that needs eliminating 4 argued the editor of the Laredo Times. At first glance these events seem sadly characteristic of the Southwest...
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387954-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8795-4
... in fact in storage for half a century at his family home in Brownsville, Texas, the manuscript and other materials had only recently been re- covered from among personal papers and boxes that had just been returned to him. A request of this sort from someone as legendary as Paredes, who in...
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395416-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9541-6
...- cussions exists in medical research libraries, partly because American public health authorities have been publishing weekly updates on communicable diseases in specific places since 1888.33 However, I was surprised to find that many of the records for the Eagle Pass, Laredo, and Brownsville...
Book Chapter

By Ramón Saldívar
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387954-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8795-4
... modernity taking place in different cultural contexts ‘‘will produce different results that reflect their divergent starting points’’ (182). 26 These articles were written for the Brownsville Herald.See,forex- ample, Paredes, ‘‘Old Grammar School 27 Of this work from the 1930s, poetry and nonfiction...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392712-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9271-2
... the border and in Monterrey and San Antonio, the two poles of a growing commercial axis that fused the region into a single economic unit. The twin cities of Matamoros and Brownsville became the base of operations for merchants like Charles Stillman, a Connecticut Yankee...