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El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition

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Why is Cinco de Mayo--a holiday commemorating a Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862--so widely celebrated in California and across the United States, when it is scarcely observed in Mexico? As David E. Hayes-Bautista explains, the holiday is not Mexican at all, but rather an American one, created by Latinos in California during the mid-nineteenth century. ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published May 7th 2012 by University of California Press (first published April 1st 2012)
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A fascinating read -- even though it felt like a textbook or journal article most of the time -- and a much needed education, in my opinion. I had no idea how linked our two countries were. Very glad I took the time to enjoy it.
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It was a school assignment and 90% of the time I hate books I'm required to read. And this book is no exception.
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