Chantel Mack Dr. Etheridge English 310 7 February 2011 Annotated Bibliography: Americo Paredes Americo Paredes was a Mexican American folklorist, teacher, writer, poet, and musician. He was a seminal Mexican scholar of the 20th century who developed the foundations of modern Mexican American scholarship. He was born on September 3, 1915 in Brownsville, Texas. Paredes studied corridos, folkloric ballads, machismo, and border stereotypes of Mexicans. Known as an ethnic activist he fought against discrimination towards Mexicanos and he wrote many stories dealing with the Mexican culture.
The Mayans The Mayan Empire is considered somewhat more advanced than other early civilizations in the Americas, primarily because it developed five hundred years before such cultures as the Inca and Aztec. The Mayans were an agricultural people who settled in southern Mexico and in Central America around 1000 to 1500 B.C. Their vast territory covered the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, Belize, much of Guatemala, and parts of Honduras and El Salvador. The Mayans developed a writing system, possibly the first in the Western Hemisphere, which they used to record time and astronomical events as well as their history and religion. They also created an advanced form of Mathematics and a 365-day calendar that may have been more accurate than the calendar
Shadows at Dawn shows how an event is remembered can be influenced by who wrote the history of it. The US west and borderlands was a place that was inhabited by people of many different backgrounds; Shadows at Dawn gives all who are involved a voice, leading to a more in depth understanding of the Camp Grant Massacre and that it is much deeper than simply cowboys versus Indians. The inclusion of more perspectives on the camp Grant Camp Grant Massacre leads to stories that had been lost or deemed irrelevant by popular belief to be heard. Jacoby examines the settlement of the Arizona-Mexico border region from four perspectives (The O’odham, Los Vecinos (Mexican settlers), American settlers, and the Nn?? people).
Significance "Through the stories of the corrido-crafters themselves, Wald uncovers a world desperate for heroes. At once tragic and hopeful, the result of his journey holds a mirror up to life on both sides of the border." --Louie Perez, of Los Lobos ("Narcocorrido, book on corridos, Mexican drug ballads”) Corridos are narrative songs from Mexico detailing important historical events and life experiences. Although traditional corridos surged after the Mexican Independence War and during the Mexican-American Revolution, its resurgence in the late 19th century was do in part to German immigrants who settled in northern Mexican regions (Meave, Anya. "What Are Corridos?”).
Heritage of Conquest The significances of the heritage of conquest of the Chicano-Latino community not only impact the Mexican American War and the marginalization around the time frame of 1848 to 1900 , it is also a way to help understand the Chicano-Latino History and the social community that was made by this history from then to present day. The areas that I will focus on will be the movement of the Mexican people to the United States; such as Immigration, the three G’s (Gold, God, and Glory). Let’s first focus on the topic of the Mexican people to the United States (Immigration) and why the Mexican people came to the United States. The Mexican people always made their up north toward the United States in search for a better
Music 9 Assignment #5 Music, Politics, Identity, & Dominant Social/Economic Forces[->0] The Creoles and Cajuns shared the same language, French, and the same geographical space, Southwest Louisiana. The Creoles were the first to settle in Southwest Louisiana, during the early 1600’s, and came a wave of Cajun immigrants around 1762. Even though there cultures and music’s developed side by side and had common features, the groups go to great lengths to point out the distinctions between the two groups. After a long period of racial tension extending from the period after civil war to the twentieth-century civil rights movement, interaction between Cajuns and Creoles is once again evident. New bands are now bridging the racial and musical
A Spanish explorer named Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecked on the coast of what is now Texas in what is now the Gulf Of Mexico. Cabeza de Vaca was possibly the first European to ever set foot in Arizona. His reports about the area intrigued the Spanish. Especially the native stories about “the Seven Cities of Cibola”, or the Seven Cities of Gold. (2) Even though there were no cities built of gold, the Spanish continued to explore Arizona.
It was in the lowlands, however, that the Maya made some of their outstanding advances. <br> Maya Achievements - The fame of the Maya does not rest on conquest. Instead, the Maya are remembered for their achievements in astronomy, mathematics, and the arts. The remains of their graceful pyramids and temples still excite wonder and command respect today. Imagine how grand they must have been at the height of their glory so many years
One would consider that a great part brought on by interracial marriages would be the mix of cultural upbringing. How the mix of different races can bring on new cultures and ethnicities, an example would be most of Central and South America. How in Mexico two ethnicities the Aztecs and Spaniards could form a new race through their marriages and relations in that country. This brought on the culture they have now most of Mexico, which has the mix beliefs of both the Spanish and the Aztecs. It also goes for the rest of Central America, South America, Philippines and the Caribbean islands.