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Northward Bound: The Mexican Immigrant Experience in Ballad and Song
In Northward Bound Maria Herrera-Sobek argues that the folk song is a viable and important document chronicling the history of Chicanos/as in the United States. She traces Mexican emigration to the United States from 1848 to 1991 through the lyrics of Mexican ballads (corridos) and contemporary popular songs (canciones). These autobiographical songs, presented both in ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by Indiana University Press
(first published January 1st 1993)
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After reading this book, I am convinced I need to find everything else by Herrera-Sobek. Not only was I impressed by her scholarly clarity and the way that she organized the book, but she also presented her subjects with dignity and compassion without editorializing. Her meticulous attention to detail made the social and economic issues apparent by letting the songs take center stage. Her thoroughness made evident the multi-faceted identities and opinions that ran through the Mexican Immigrant ...more