Mexican Americans in Texas History: Selected Essays

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Emilio Zamora, Cynthia Orozco, and Rodolfo Rocha (Editor)



The contributions and influences of Mexican Americans in Texas history have been many and significant. Only in recent decades, however, have historians adequately told this story.

In 1991 the Texas State Historical Association co-sponsored a conference, which brought together nearly one hundred leading scholars in the field of Mexican American Studies. Mexican Americans in Texas History contains eleven essays from that conference and will be of great interest to students, scholars, teachers, and general readers, and it is well adapted to classroom use.

Emilio Zamora is a historian at the University of Houston.

Cynthia Orozco teaches in the history department at the University of New Mexico.

Rodolfo Rocha is a historian at the University of Texas-Pan American.