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Mexican Americans Recall a Southwestern Past
By Patricia Preciado Martin; Photographs by Louis Carlos Bernal
110 pp. / 10.00 in x 8.50 in / 1983
Paper (978-0-8165-0803-7)
Related Interest
  - Latina and Latino Studies

Some Hispanic Americans living today can recall a time when barrio or ranch life was marked by a simplicity and neighborliness that has vanished with progress. These thirteen first-person accounts of
Their stories are those of a people with a strong sense of place, person, and time; they are capsules of the aspirations and disappointments of thousands of Mexican Americans throughout the Southwest.

—Books of the Southwest

The passages chosen by Martin demonstrate not only an understanding and empathy for her subjects, but also an intuitiveness about the elements of daily life that are at once unique and universal.

—Arizona Republic

The photographs by Bernal add immensely to the volume, which will be enjoyed by lovers of the Southwest and historians of Hispanics.

—Pacific Historian

southern Arizona residents capture a spirit evocative of the Hispanic presence in the Southwest—whether in San Antonio, Santa Fe, Pueblo, or Los Angeles—while striking photographs reflect the grace and dignity of these indomitable individuals.

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