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eBook Stories from the Barrio: A History of Mexican Fort Worth ePub

by Carlos Cuellár

  • ISBN: 0875652905
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Carlos Cuellár
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Texas Christian University Press (May 25, 2004)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1820 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1304 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 288

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Stories from the Barrio book. This work offers a new look at the history of Fort Worth.

Stories from the Barrio book.

Stories from the Barrio offers a new look at the history of Fort Worth

As of 2002 people of Mexican origins made up 80% of the Hispanics and Latinos in the DFW area. Sol Villasana, the author of Dallas's Little Mexico, wrote that.

As of 2002 people of Mexican origins made up 80% of the Hispanics and Latinos in the DFW area. Sol Villasana, the author of Dallas's Little Mexico, wrote that "Mexicans have been part of Dallas since its beginning. In the 1870s the first significant groups of Mexicans came to Dallas as railroad lines were constructed. Additional Mexicans settled Dallas as a result of the Mexican Revolution, which began in 1910.

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Cuéllar, Carlos E. Stories from the Barrio: A History of Mexican Fort Worth (2003). 240 pp. Garrett, Julia Kathryn. Fort Worth: A Frontier Triumph (1972) 366 pp. popular history with and legends mixed in. Hankins, Barry. God's Rascal: J. Frank Norris and the Beginnings of Southern Fundamentalism (1996). Richard F. Selcer, "Fort Worth and the Fraternity of Strange Women," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 1992 96(1): 54-86, ↑ Darwin Payne and Kathy Fitzpatrick, From Prairie to Planes: How Dallas and Fort Worth Overcame Politics and Personalities to Build One of the World's Biggest and Busiest Airports (1999).

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Stories from the Barrio offers a new look at the history of Fort Worth.

This is a history of the Comancheros . This book by Charles Kenner is really quite excellent. In the beginning he makes a surprising statement. We are only piecing the story of these unnamed trading thoroughfares together today. Well done Mr. Kenner, very well done indeed.

This is a history of the Comancheros, or Mexicans who traded with the Comanche Indians in the early Southwest. When Don Juan Bautista de Anza and Ecueracapa, a Comanche leader, concluded a peace treaty in 1786, mutual trade benefits resulted, and the treaty was never afterward broken by either side. Most frontiers in American history, defined as the transition from wilderness to settlement, lasted only 20 years.

Stories from the Barrio offers a new look at the history of Fort Worth. In his search to discover the roots of the Hispanic community, Carlos E. Cuéllar was surprised to discover the lack of historical documentation of the rise of the fastest-growing ethnic minority in the city. “People of Mexican descent have traditionally been considered an invisible people, largely undocumented, as if unworthy of notice,” he writes. But the history of this forgotten people—from the stories of early Mexicanos escaping hardships and terrors of the Mexican Revolution, to the attempts of second generation Mexican Americans to assimilate, to the political voice and freedoms secured by the Chicano generation—belies any thought of unworthiness.Sprinkled among analyses of census data, city directory entries, and newspaper articles are fascinating interviews with surviving relatives of the first Mexicanos, recording their early history in Fort Worth. Cuéllar traces patterns of migration and explores early areas of settlement—the barrios near the major sources of employment: meatpacking plants along the Chisholm Trail. He considers the skills these pioneers brought to the new land, their emigration ordeals, their struggle to make a living, and the pressures and joys of settlement.Second generation Mexican Americans experienced a clash of cultures between traditional Mexican mores and increasingly commercial American values. For some this conflict was so profound that they rejected their heritage and language, later to regret these efforts to assimilate so completely. Cuéllar follows the rise of an entrepreneurial class among Mexican Americans through interviews with leading Hispanic business owners of Fort Worth. Those who served their country in World War II came home determined to change the landscape of the city, only to be met with racism.Children of Mexican Americans openly flouted prevailing conventions and became part of the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Chicanos promulgated pride in heritage, language, and culture and were responsible for social change that, for the first time, acknowledged that Fort Worth culture was not only white Anglo. Cuéllar examines the struggle of Hispanic individuals aspiring to public office: how people of Mexican descent came to serve on the school board, on the City Council, and in other heretofore white bastions of power and influence.Fort Worth Hispanics have struggled to make their communities, and their larger world, better. Cuéllar’s Stories from the Barrio is the first attempt to examine the process, the people, and their history, thus paving the way for further research into Fort Worth’s diverse past, as well as that of many other cities.

Comments

Kirizius Kirizius
The book has many stories from my city. I've had the book several weeks now and almost to the end of my readings. Very impressed with the quality of the book construction and price. I plan on sharing it with my father and mother once I am done with it.
Uleran Uleran
Great coverage of Fort Worth Hispanic ethnic history.
Gindian Gindian
Being a long time resident of Fort Worth this was quite an interesting book to read. The book if filled with family stories that make the Fort Worth of decades ago come alive, the ghosts of that time are around us if you look around. And somethings that are not ghost like Joe T/ Garcia's and The Original which are detailed in the book - I'm a foodie of sorts so the restaurant tales were really interesting!

But the book has far more than just restaurant stories as the chapters cover many phases of life in the Hispanic culture.

So if you like Fort Worth history this is a great book to get.
Azago Azago
There were no Mexicans in Fort Worth. Fourteen is not a sufficient number to say that Mexicans lived in Fort Worth prior to the Mexican Revolution. What is sad about the book is the knowledge that there is very little documented history of the Mexicanos in Fort Worth. We are now proud Americans of Mexican heritage.
X-MEN X-MEN
Bravo to Carlos Cuellar for his history of the Fort Worth Mexican-American community. His combined historical and sociological approach that he garnished so well with interesting interviews and oral histories makes for an excellent presentation of a people's struggle to settle and succeed in the creation of a community that became their barrio.
Dr. Cuellar's outstanding collection of period photographs combined with his fluid and well organized presentation make for wonderfully easy reading for non- academics while setting a serious academic blueprint for historians, sociologists and anthropologists to do similar studies of other Hispanic communities in the United States. Personally, I would like to see Cuellar encourage his students into doing similar and much needed studies of communities along the Rio Grande from Laredo to Brownsville, Texas.