No Separate Refuge: Culture, Class, and Gender on an Anglo-Hispanic Frontier in the American Southwest, 1880-1940

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Long after the Mexican-American War brought the Southwest under the United States flag, Anglos and Hispanics within the region continued to struggle for dominion. From the arrival of railroads through the height of the New Deal, Sarah Deutsch explores the cultural and economic strategies of Anglos and Hispanics as they competed for territory, resources, and power, and examines the impact this struggle had on Hispanic work, community, and gender patterns. Based on anaward winning dissertation, this book analyzes the intersection of culture, class, and gender at disparate sites on the Anglo-Hispanic frontier—Hispanic villages, coal mining towns, and sugar beet districts in Colorado and New Mexico—showing that throughout the region there existed a vast networkof migrants, linked by common experience and by kinship. Devoting particular attention to the role of women in cross-cultural interaction, No Separate Refuge brings to light 80 years of Southwestern history that saw Hispanic work transformed, community patterns shifted, and gender roles critically altered. Drawing on personal interviews, school census and missionary records, private letters, and a wealth of other records, Deutsch traces developments from one state to the next, andfrom one decade to the next, providing an important contribution to the history of the Southwest, race relations, labor, agriculture, women, and Chicanos.
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ISBN-13: 9780195060737
ISBN-10: 0195060733
Pagini: 368
Dimensiuni: 130 x 217 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.46 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Locul publicării: New York, United States


A careful and scholarly work which manages at the same time to display a humane and respectful attitude towards the community it is examining.
Well-documented yet animated discussion of forces that affected Chicano community
Excellent source, not only on... gender-class-ethnicity in the modern U.S. West, but also because part of the research was conducted here in Weld County, Colorado.
An important and much needed contribution to the growing historical literature on Chicano workers.
Excellent source on several topics: women, the Southwest, Hispanic history.
Unique....highly original interpretations...yield first rate revisionist scholarship. As a social history monograph, the book is thoroughly documented and skillfully organized, and the interpretive insights should encourage social theorists of migration, gender, and community to recast many assumptions.
The research is thorough; the scholarship is impressive.
A marvelous social history....No Separate Refuge sparkles with historical and geographical insight and creativity....a marvel.
Impressive....An important book that merits the attention of scholars in southwestern, frontier, and community history as well as those in women's studies and in the various social sciences.
In an extremely well organized and lucid study, Deutsch traces Southwestern Hispanics, as their migrations expand community and produce several different cultural frontiers....Gracefully written....her synthesis maps out a cultural motif that brings new meaning to the contours of western history.
An impressive addition to the work on Hispanic and Chicano society in the Southwest. Her work raises important issues and will help to shape further research and discussion in several related areas of nineteenth and early twentieth century social history.
An excellent book. The author's research is impressive. The use of an interaction framework to explain Anglo-Mexican relations is executed well. Deutsch's weaving of economic, social, and feminist history is a "tour de force" in American social history.
Deutsch has made an important contribution to the history of the West, Chicanos, and the family. Firmly grounded in social science and Chicano history, her book demonstrates just how subtle and complex were the ways in which Anglo Americans conquered the American West
In this pacesetting book, Sarah Deutsch brings social history, women's history, Chicano history, labor history, and western American history into a logical, long-needed convergence. Exploring the development and decline of a 'regional community' of Hispanic people extending from northern New Mexico into Colorado, Deutsch make a persuasive case for the central significance of women in the processes of conquest, economic and cultural subordination, and socialchange....With exhaustive research in many sources, Deutsch has produced an important study, one of the first major efforts in western American history to give 'culture, class, and gender' each its due.
Sarah Deutsch's important study of culture, class, and gender in the American Southwest...underscores the complexity of the historical role of Chicanos....Deutsch's focus on Hispano women is a major contribution to Chicano history....[and] to western and southwestern historiography. It represents an innovative and courageous effort to unravel complex questions.
No Separate Refuge contributes significantly to our understanding of women in the American West....Offers much-needed information about the experience of Chicanos in rural areas of the American Southwest, particularly Hispanic communities in New Mexico and Colorado.
In writing this very readable history of the Hispanic experience in northern New Mexico and Colorado, Deutsch has broken new ground in a number of significant ways....Most important...she challenges past stereotypes of Hispanics as isolated, static, inflexible, paternalistic, and passive....She has opened new chapters in the history of Southwestern race relations, agriculture, labor, and women's history.
Rarely are regional studies as successful in addressing broader historical questions as Deutsch's examination of the Hispanic community in northern New Mexico and Colorado from 1880 to 1940....In the process of describing the dynamics of an evolving strategy of adjustment, Deutsch provides fresh insights and demolishes stereotypes, particularly illuminating the central role of women in Hispanic village life. An innovative and expert blend of social and regionalhistory, the book is solidly based on an unusually broad range of sources.
Her focus on northern New Mexico village women contributes significantly to our understanding of western women's history....Anyone interested in women's history and Southwest ethnic relations will want to read Deutsch's work.
An excellent monograph that breaks new ground in southwestern history.
A work of great range, detail and originality, full of dynamic interpretive strategies which are revisionist and revelatory and draw on a splendidly diverse array of sources.
Sets a new standard in the writing of the social history of American communities.
A rich and well-researched history...Deutsch's study is well worth reading, not only for its portrayal of Manito culture in New Mexico and its expansion into Colorado, but most importantly, because she places gender considerations at the core of historical inquiry about an ethnic and racial social system.
Anyone interested in women's history and Southwest ethnic relations will want to read Deutsch's work.

Notă biografică

Sarah Deutsch is the Associate Professor of History, Clark University