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Backroads pragmatists : Mexico's melting pot and civil rights in the United States, Ruben Flores

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Backroads pragmatists : Mexico's melting pot and civil rights in the United States
Title
Backroads pragmatists
Title remainder
Mexico's melting pot and civil rights in the United States
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Ruben Flores
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Language
eng
Summary
Like the United States, Mexico is a country of profound cultural differences. In the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), these differences became the subject of intense government attention as the Republic of Mexico developed ambitious social and educational policies designed to integrate its multitude of ethnic cultures into a national community of democratic citizens. To the north, Americans were beginning to confront their own legacy of racial injustice, embarking on the path that, three decades later, led to the destruction of Jim Crow. Backroads Pragmatists is the first book to show the transnational cross-fertilization between these two movements. In molding Mexico's ambitious social experiment, postrevolutionary reformers adopted pragmatism from John Dewey and cultural relativism from Franz Boas, which, in turn, profoundly shaped some of the critical intellectual figures in the Mexican American civil rights movement. The Americans Ruben Flores follows studied Mexico's integration theories and applied them to America's own problem, holding Mexico up as a model of cultural fusion. These American reformers made the American West their laboratory in endeavors that included educator George I. Sanchez's attempts to transform New Mexico's government agencies, the rural education campaigns that psychologist Loyd Tireman adapted from the Mexican ministry of education, and anthropologist Ralph L. Beals's use of applied Mexican anthropology in the U.S. federal courts to transform segregation policy in southern California. Through deep archival research and ambitious synthesis, Backroads Pragmatists illuminates how nation-building in postrevolutionary Mexico unmistakably influenced the civil rights movement and democratic politics in the United States
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P@U
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1967-
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Flores, Ruben
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
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  • Mexico
  • Social reformers
  • Social reformers
  • Social movements
  • Civil rights movements
  • Education and state
  • Nationalism
  • Cultural pluralism
  • HISTORY
  • Civil rights movements
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Education and state
  • Nationalism
  • Politics and government
  • Social movements
  • Social reformers
  • Mexico
  • Southwest, New
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Verenigde Staten
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Backroads pragmatists : Mexico's melting pot and civil rights in the United States, Ruben Flores
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"Published in association with the William B. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University."
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Symphony of Cultures -- Shock Troops -- The Language of Experience -- The School and Society -- The Yaqui Way of Life -- "The Sun Has Exploded": Integration and the California School -- Texas and the Parallel Worlds of Civil Rights
Control code
ocn881137418
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (353 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322513584
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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10.9783/9780812209891
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22573/ctt6n7shn
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881137418
Label
Backroads pragmatists : Mexico's melting pot and civil rights in the United States, Ruben Flores
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in association with the William B. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University."
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Symphony of Cultures -- Shock Troops -- The Language of Experience -- The School and Society -- The Yaqui Way of Life -- "The Sun Has Exploded": Integration and the California School -- Texas and the Parallel Worlds of Civil Rights
Control code
ocn881137418
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (353 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322513584
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812209891
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6n7shn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881137418

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