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LECTURE: Suddenly We Are Mexican-Americans
May 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Suddenly We Are Mexican-Americans: The White Anglo-Settler Imagination and National Identity Constructs in Southern California (1850s–1930s)
Andrea Guerrero, MA
Saturday, May 15 @ 2:30 pm
Explore the origins of the Mexican-American identity as it formed in Southern California following the Mexican-American war in 1848. The discussion will examine the official government discourse, state and national policies, and social discourse that formed the exonym “Mexican-American” and the impact it had on people who were pushed to claim it.
Ample free parking is available.