qDavid Hayes-Bautista's fascinating study finds new sources that illuminate the California roots of Cinco de Mayo celebrations. But more than just uncovering the holiday's true origins, qEl Cinco de Mayoq offers a striking interpretation of the making of a Mexican-American culture in Civil War-Era North America.q--Stephen Aron, author of qAmerican Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border State.q qIn this well-written and thoroughly-researched study, Hayes-Bautista reminds us that Cinco de Mayo is not really a Mexican holiday, but rather a celebration created in California during the American Civil War by native-born Latinos and immigrants from Mexico and Latin America. Hayes-Bautista has reconstructed the rich social and political world of these California Latinos in painstaking detail, and his analysis of their widespread political engagement reveals an activism hitherto not fully recognized. This is an original and revealing book that changes the way we think about nineteenth century California.q--Richard Griswold del Castillo, author of qThe Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict.qThis is an original and revealing book that changes the way we think about nineteenth century California.aquot;--Richard Griswold del Castillo, author of aquot;The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict.aquot; .
|Title||:||El Cinco de Mayo|
|Author||:||David E. Hayes-Bautista|
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 2012|