Author Robert J. Rosenbaum revisits his seminal scholarly history work, 'Mexicano Resistance in the Southwest,' originally published in 1981. In this enduring book, Rosenbaum immerses readers in the rich tapestry of history, unfurling the compelling saga of Mexicano residents' relentless protest and resistance against Anglo-American encroachment in Texas, New Mexico, and California from 1848 to 1916.
Utilizing a wealth of sources, including oral history, folk songs, local documents, archival materials, and Spanish-language newspapers, Rosenbaum paints a vivid picture of a chapter in American history that has often been overlooked. His interdisciplinary approach, drawing from cultural anthropology, political science, and peasant studies, offers fresh insights into the motivations of individuals and communities who left scant written records of their struggles.
'Mexicano Resistance in the Southwest' challenges the enduring stereotype of Mexican American fatalism and passivity, spotlighting an aspect of westward expansion that deserves greater attention. This groundbreaking work will captivate readers interested in the dynamics of modernity's emergence, the complexities of primordial violence, the evolution of class consciousness, and the clash and fusion of cultures in a tumultuous era.
"History is not just a collection of facts; it's a tapestry of human stories, struggles, and triumphs. 'Mexicano Resistance in the Southwest' is a journey through time, a testament to the resilience and courage of a people whose voices deserve to be heard. Through this book, I hope readers will better understand the complex tapestry that is our shared American history." - Robert J. Rosenbaum.
About the Author:
Robert Rosenbaum holds a doctorate in U.S. History from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in the American West. He has shared his passion for history with students at four universities, culminating in his tenure at the Montrose campus of Colorado Mesa University. His impressive career also includes serving as a speechwriter for Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox and Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office Garry Mauro. In addition to 'Mexicano Resistance in the Southwest,' he has authored several other scholarly works, solidifying his reputation as an authority in the field.
Rosenbaum's rich and diverse work history, including stints on a dairy farm and in construction, coupled with his later role as Fire Chief and Forest Manager at Arrowhead, uniquely positions him to craft the raw and shadowy narratives that unfold in his 'Western Slope Mysteries.'
For more information about Robert J. Rosenbaum and his latest book, 'Mexicano Resistance in the Southwest,' please visit his website at https://www.robertjrosenbaum.com/. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.
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