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This course will examine the development of diverse Mexican American communities throughout the US. Topics will include how Mexican American men and women have struggled for economic, political, and social equality in their local communities, as well on the national scene. Students can expect to learn about the aftermath of the Mexican American war, ongoing immigration and its effect on receiving communities; changing gender roles; tension between assimilation and maintenance of an ethnic identity; and the development of civil rights organizations. Special emphasis will be given to the history of labor and its impact on the development of the Mexican American community.
3 hours lecture
Credit course taken for grade or for credit/no credit