Voices of the U.S. Latino Experience, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-13: 9780313087837
  • DDC: 973.0468
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2010
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The bulk of the primary documents concern Mexico and the United States and Mexican Americans, who paved the way for immigrants from Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Central and South America to come. The scope also includes primary documents pertaining to events in Latin American and Caribbean history that have had an impact on these groups. Each primary document has a short introduction, placing it in historical and cultural context. An introduction that gives an historical overview, a chronology, a selected bibliography chock full of useful websites, and a set index provide added value. Sample documents: memoirs of early Texas; commentary by a Mexican diplomat on the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo of 1848; an essay on the social condition of New Mexico in 1852; Cuban independence leader Jose Marti in New York on race (1894); El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez -- a ballad about a Mexican who stood up to the Texas Rangers in 1901; excerpts from an autobiography by Ella Winter on school segregation in the 1930s; a Latino soldier's reminiscences of World War II; testimony from a Bracero worker in the 1950s; an article on Cuban Miami in the 1960s; socioeconomic profile of Dominicans in the United States in 2000; and an interview with Subcomandante Marcos from the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Documents by Group.
Timeline of U.S. Latino History.
1: Borders.
2: Excerpts from J. Eric S. Thompson, ed., Thomas Gage's Travels in the New World, 1648.
3: The Secret Treaty of San Ildefonso, October 1, 1800.
4: Excerpts from the Louisiana Purchase, April 30, 1803.
5: Excerpts from the Proclamation of Haiti's Independence by the General in Chief, Jean Jacques Dessalines, to the Haitian People in Gonaives, January 1, 1804.
6: Letter from John Sibley to General Henry Dearborn, October 12, 1808.
7: Letter from Ignacio de Allende to Fr. Miguel Hidalgo, August 31, 1810.
8: El Grito de Dolores, September 16, 1810.
9: José María Morelos Decree, October 13, 1811.
10: Excerpts from a Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Alexander von Humboldt, December 6, 1813.
11: Excerpts from the Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819.
12: Plan of Iguala, February 24, 1821.
13: Treaty of Córdova, August 24, 1821.
14: Excerpts from Simón Bolívar Letter, Kingston, Jamaica, September 6, 1815.
15: Excerpt from Simón Bolívar's Speech before the Congress of Angostura, February 15, 1819.
16: Going West, 1820–1840s.
17: Excerpts from the Letter from Stephen Austin to Edward Lovelace or Josiah Bell, November 22, 1822.
18: The Monroe Doctrine, December 2, 1823.
19: Petition Concerning Slavery, June 10, 1824.
20: Decree Abolishing the Slave Trade in Mexico, July 13, 1824.
21: Decree No. 16: The Colonization of the State of Coahuila and Texas, 1825.
22: Decree of Mexican President Vicente Guerrero Abolishing Slavery, September 15, 1829.
23: Excerpts from Gen. Manuel de Mier y Terán's Diaries, 1789–1832.
24: Letter from Gen. Manuel de Mier y Terán to Lucás Alamán, “¿En qué parará Texas? En lo que Dios quiera.” (“What is to become of Texas? Whatever God wills.”), July 2, 1832.
25: José Antonio Navarro's Letter to the Editor of the San Antonio Ledger, October 30, 1853.
26: Excerpts from Lorenzo de Zavala, Journey to the United States of North America, Early 1830s.
27: Texas Declaration of Independence, March 2, 1836.
28: Excerpts from the Address of the Honorable S. F. Austin, Louisville, Kentucky, March 7, 1836.
29: Excerpt from José María Salomé Rodríguez, The Memoirs of Early Texas, 1913.
30: Excerpt from the Memoirs of Antonio Menchaca.
31: Excerpts from José Juan Sánchez Navarro, A Mexican View of the War in Texas, 1830s.
32: Excerpt from the Diary Entry of José Enrique de la Peña, 1836.
33: Excerpt from the Treaty of Velasco, May 14, 1836.
34: Letter from Vicente Córdova to Manuel Flores, July 19, 1838.
35: Excerpts from John L. O'Sullivan's Column on “Manifest Destiny,” 1839.
36: Excerpt from Juan Seguín's Address to the Texas Senate, February 1840.
37: Letter from Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar to the People of Santa Fé, April 14, 1840.
38: Excerpts from Juan Nepomuceno Seguín, Personal Memoirs of Juan N. Seguín.
39: The Mexican-American War.
40: Excerpts from the Treaty of Annexation between the United States and the Republic of Texas, April 12, 1844.
41: José Joaquín de Herrera, “A Proclamation Denouncing the United States’ Intention to Annex Texas,” June 4, 1845.
42: Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Williamson Durley, October 3, 1845.
43: Excerpts from President James Polk's State of the Union Address, December 2, 1845.
44: Letter from Ulysses S. Grant to Fiancée Julia Dent, July 25, 1846.
45: Abraham Lincoln's “Spot Resolutions,” December 22, 1847.
46: John C. Calhoun, “The Conquest of Mexico,” 1848.
47: Excerpts from Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1855.
48: Abraham Lincoln's Speech to Congress against Seizing Mexican Territory, January 12, 1848.
49: Excerpts from the Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, 1885.
50: Excerpt from Abiel Abbott Livermore, The War with Mexico Reviewed, 1850.
51: Excerpts from The Other Side: Or Notes for the History of the War between Mexico and the United States Written in Mexico, 1846–1847.
52: Excerpts from George B. McClellan, “On Volunteers in the Mexican War”.
53: Excerpts from Samuel E. Chamberlain, My Confessions.
54: Excerpts from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848.
55: Deleted Article X from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848.
56: President James K. Polk (1795–1849) on Article X of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 22, 1848.
57: The Querétaro Protocol, May 26, 1848.
58: Excerpt from Manuel Crescion Rejón on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848.
59: The Border and Reannexation.
60: Henry Clay's Resolutions on the Compromise of 1850, January 29, 1850.
61: Excerpt from Governor William Carr Lane's Manifesto Regarding the Drawing of the Boundary between Mexico and the United States, 1853.
62: Excerpt from Commissioner James Bartlett's Reply to William Carr Lane, 1853.
63: A Letter from John Disturnell to the New York Daily Times on the Drawing of the New-Mexican Boundary, May 6, 1853.
64: Excerpts from the Gadsden Purchase Treaty, December 30, 1853.
65: Excerpt from a letter of Joaquín Corella, Head of Arizpe's Ayuntamiento (Town Council) to Sonoran Gov. Manuel Gándara, January 25, 1856.
66: Excerpt from “From the Rio Grande,” March 7, 1855.
67: Excerpt from “The French in Sonora and Dominica—The Monroe Declaration,” December 16, 1852.
68: Letter from John Forsyth to Hon. Lewis Cass on the Execution of Colonel Henry Crabb and Associates, Message from the President of the United States of America, February 16, 1858.
69: Excerpt from a Special Correspondent, “A Tour in the Southwest,” 1854.
70: Excerpts from the New York Daily Times, “New Mexico—Its Social Condition,” 1852 (author unknown).
71: Excerpt from O. Henry, “Tamales,” 1912.
72: Excerpt from William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb, “The Lynching of Persons of Mexican Origin or Descent in the United States, 1848 to 1928”.
73: José María Loaiza's Claim for the Lynching of His Wife Josefa and His Banishment by a Mob in Downieville, California, July 4, 1852.
74: Letter from “Dame Shirley” Concerning San Francisco Vigilante Committee Activities against Chileans, 1852.
75: Excerpts from Jay Monaghan, Chile, Peru, and the California Gold Rush of 1849, 1973.
76: Excerpts from Jill L. Cossley-Batt, “The Capture of Joaquín Murieta,” 1928.
77: Excerpts from David Bacon, “Interview with Antonio Rivera Murrieta” [descendant of Joaquín Murrieta], December 15, 2001.
78: Excerpts from Horace Bell, Reminiscences of a Ranger; or, Early Times in Southern California, 1881.
79: Excerpt from a Statement by Tiburcio Vásquez, 1874.
80: Excerpts from Robert Greenwood, The California Outlaw: Tiburcio Vásquez, 1960.
81: Texas.
82: Judge José Tomás Canales on Juan Cortina, 1949.
83: Excerpts from Report of Major Samuel P. Heintzelman to Colonel Robert E. Lee, March 1, 1860.
84: Excerpts from Report of the Mexican Commission on the Northern Frontier Question, 1875.
85: Excerpt from “A Little War on the Border,” 1877.
86: Excerpt from W. M. Dunn's Report to War Department, Bureau of Military Justice, April 19, 1878.
87: Excerpt from “El Paso Troubles in Texas,” Letter from Colonel John H. King, Secretary of War, House of Representatives, to the Bureau of Military Justice, April 19, 1878.
88: Voices Mexicanas.
89: Excerpts from the Testimony of Eulalia Pérez Regarding Her Life in Mexican California, 1877.
90: Francisco Ramírez, “El Dia de Muertos” (“The Day of the Dead”), 1857.
91: Francisco Ramírez, “Let There Be Justice,” 1856.
92: Manuel Retes, “Emigration to Sonora,” 1858.
93: Excerpts from María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Who Would Have Thought It?, 1872.
94: Excerpts from María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, The Squatter and the Don, 1885.
95: Excerpts from Sostenes Betancourt, “The Wife of Joaquín Murieta and el Ferrocarril del Sur,” 1885.
96: Excerpts from Miguel Antonio Otero II, My Life on the Frontier 1864–1882.
97: Land.
98: Excerpt from “The Concept of Common Lands Defines Community Land Grants,” 2007.
99: Excerpts from Herbert O. Brayer, William Blackmore: The Spanish Mexican Land Grants of New Mexico and Colorado, 1863–1878.
100: Petition of Antonio María Pico et al. to the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, 1859.
101: Excerpts from de Arguello v. United States, 1855.
102: Excerpts from W. W. Robinson, The Story of Mission Lands, Ranchos, Squatters, Mining Claims, Railroad Grants, Land Scrip, Homesteads, 1948.
103: Excerpts from Gonzales v. Ross, 1887.
104: Excerpt from Las Gorras Blancas (The White Caps) Manifesto, 1890.
105: Latinos South of the Border.
106: Author Unknown, Excerpts from “Cuba,” 1849.
107: Excerpts from a Letter from U.S. Secretary of State James Buchanan to R. M. Saunders, June 17, 1848.
108: Excerpts from the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, 1850.
109: Excerpts from President Millard Fillmore's State of the Union Address, December 2, 1851.
110: Excerpts from Martin R. Delany, “A Glance at Ourselves, Conclusion,” 1852.
111: Excerpts from Pierre Soulé, “The Cuban Question: Defence of the Lopez Expedition,” January 25, 1853.
112: Ostend Manifesto, October 18, 1854.
113: “Designs upon Cuba,” 1856.
114: Excerpt from Speech Given by William Walker in New Orleans, May 30, 1857.
115: “Gen. Walker's Letter,” September 21, 1857.
116: Excerpts from The United States Democratic Review, “The Nicaraguan Question,” 1858.
117: “The Cuban Scheme,” January 10, 1859.
118: Democratic Party Platform, June 18, 1860.
119: El Grito de Lares, Principles of Unity, 1867.
120: Excerpt from Correspondent Quasimodo, “Cuba,” 1868.
121: Excerpts from the Address of Manuel de Quesada of Cuba to the United States, December 4, 1873.
122: Excerpt from a U.S. Senate Debate Regarding Whether the United States Should Annex Santo Domingo, 1870.
123: Independistas.
124: Excerpt from María Eugenia Echenique, “The Emancipation of Women,” 1876.
125: Letter from José Martí to the Editor of the New York Evening Post, March 25, 1889.
126: “My Race,” by José Martí, April 16, 1893.
127: “To Cuba!” José Martí, January 27, 1894.
128: Letter from José Martí to Manuel Mercado, May 18, 1895.
129: Excerpt from “The Labor Strikes,” 1875.
130: “The Strike of the Cigar Men,” 1883.
131: “Cigarmakers Protesting,” 1884.
132: Letter from Maximo Gomez to U.S. President Grover Cleveland, February 9, 1897.
133: U.S. Resolution on the “Recognition of the Independence of Cuba” and the Teller Amendment, 1898.
134: “Interment of José Martí,” 1895.
135: “Porto Rico in Rebellion,” 1895.
136: Letter from Col. Charles Gordon to the U.S. Consul to Cuba on the Death of Cuba's Gen. Antonio Maceo, January 1, 1897.
137: George Reno, “History of the Brilliant Career of Gen. Mario Menocal, 1899.
138: The Occupation.
139: Excerpts from the Treaty of Paris between the United States and Spain, 1898.
140: Excerpts from the Diary of General Máximo Gómez, January 8, 1899.
141: Campaign Speech Given by Albert Beveridge, September 16, 1898.
142: Excerpts from “The Field Laborer,” Testimony of Severo Tulier, 1899.
143: Excerpts from “La Miseria: A Los Negros Puertorriqueños,” a Letter from Ramón Romero Rosa to Black Puerto Ricans, March 27, 1901.
144: Excerpts from a Petition from Puerto Rican Workers at the Plantation Paauilo to the Governor of Puerto Rico, 1902.
145: Rudyard Kipling, “The White Man's Burden,” 1899.
146: “Revolution in Colombia,” 1902.
147: “By Treaty or by War,” 1902.
148: Excerpts from Theodore Roosevelt's Annual Message to Congress, December 6, 1904.
149: The Platt Amendment, 1903.
150: Rubén Darío, “To Roosevelt” (Poem to President Theodore Roosevelt), 1904.
151: “Roosevelt Boasts of Canal,“ 1911.
152: “Porto Rican Labor for Panama Canal,” Letter to the Editor of the New York Times, 1904.
153: “Taft to Porto Ricans,” 1907.
154: Letter on Women's Roles from Luisa Capetillo to Dr. Paul Vigne, 1910.
155: Letter on Socialism from Luisa Capetillo to Manuel Ugarte, 1911.