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n the past two decades, changes in the Mexican government's policies toward the 30 million Mexican migrants living in the United States highlight the importance of the Mexican diaspora in both countries given its size, its economic power, and its growing political participation across borders. This work examines how the Mexican government's assessment of the possibilities and consequences of implementing certain emigration policies from 1848 to 2010 has been tied to changes in the bilateral relationship, which remains a key factor in Mexico's current development of strategies and policies in relation to migrants in the United States.
The Illusion of Ignorance examines the cultural politics of the American encounter with Porfirian Mexico as a precursor and model for the twentieth-century American encounter with the world. Detailed discussions of the logistics of conducting diplomacy, doing business, or traveling abroad in the era give readers a vivid picture of how Americans experienced this age of international expansion, while contrasting Mexican and American visions of the changing relationship.
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The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader by Richard Delgado (Editor); Jean Stefancic (Editor)
Call Number: Main Library Stacks E184 .S75 L355 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border by Rachel St. John
Call Number: Main Library Stacks F786 .S767 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Ethical Borders: NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration by Bill Ong Hing
Call Number: Main Library Stacks JV6465 .H56 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Ringside Seat to a Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso and Juárez, 1893-1923 by David Dorado Romo
Call Number: Main Library Stacks F394 .E4 R66 2005 - OVERSIZE x
Publication Date: 2005
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