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El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition (Hardback)

David E. Hayes-Bautista

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ISBN 10: 0520272129 / ISBN 13: 9780520272125
Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2012
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Why is Cinco de Mayo - a holiday commemorating a Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862 - so widely celebrated in California and across the United States, when it is scarcely observed in Mexico? As David E. Hayes-Bautista explains, the holiday is not Mexican at all, but rather an American one, created by Latinos in California during the mid-nineteenth century. Hayes-Bautista shows how the meaning of Cinco de Mayo has shifted over time - it embodied immigrant nostalgia in the 1930s, U.S. patriotism during World War II, Chicano Power in the 1960s and 1970s, and commercial intentions in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, it continues to reflect the aspirations of a community that is engaged, empowered, and expanding. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520272125

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Titre : El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition (...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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Why is Cinco de Mayo - a holiday commemorating a Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862 - so widely celebrated in California and across the United States, when it is scarcely observed in Mexico? As David E. Hayes-Bautista explains, the holiday is not Mexican at all, but rather an American one, created by Latinos in California during the mid-nineteenth century. Hayes-Bautista shows how the meaning of Cinco de Mayo has shifted over time - it embodied immigrant nostalgia in the 1930s, U.S. patriotism during World War II, Chicano Power in the 1960s and 1970s, and commercial intentions in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, it continues to reflect the aspirations of a community that is engaged, empowered, and expanding.

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"El Cinco de Mayo does what I once thought impossible: explain the relevance and the importance of commemorating this day." -- Susana Olague Trapani Washington Ind Rev Of Bks 20120501 "A highly readable and important analysis not only of the holiday's origins but also of the native-born and immigrant Latino communities that created it." Southern California Quarterly 20130301 "An important contribution to the canons of American and Latino social and cultural history." -- Rich Schultz Journal of San Diego History 20130701 "A valuable work for the general reader, students, and scholars interested in the history of Mexican Americans and the US West." -- Frank P. Barajas Historian 20131201

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