North from Mexico: The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States
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North from Mexico: The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States

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Carey McWilliaM's "North From Mexico," first published in 1949, is a classic survey of Chicano history that continues to have a major influence on studies of the Mexican-American experience today. Widely used in college courses on Chicano and Southwestern history and culture, the volume provides a comprehensive general history of the Mexican experience in the United States...more
Paperback, New Updated Edition, 372 pages
Published March 9th 1990 by Praeger (first published April 1969)
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Rob Charpentier
Put simply, I’m in complete awe of this book, and especially with its author. As it turns out, I am not the only one to hold this sentiment. For, it appears that McWilliams tends to have this general effect upon people with nearly anything he writes. I can now honestly lament the fact that it has taken this long for me to read him.

However, this is not really my fault as I’m more of an opportunist when it comes to reading and I normally just take what comes my way that happens to be along my int...more
Gabriella
It was written 50 years ago, but still a must-read for anyone looking to fully understand U.S. history or present-day immigration issues.
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Nov 20, 2010 Lynnie is currently reading it
So far, this book is really good. Does not read like a novel but author able to give enough lively info to make it enjoyable.
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