Category History

AUGUST 13, 1521: AN AGE OF RUIN BEGINS | #Mexika #NikanTitlakah #Xicanism #decolonize

AUGUST 13, 1521: AN AGE OF RUIN BEGINS Today, August 13, marks the date that the Great Tenochtitlan succumbed to the convergence of forces against it in the year 1521. I say “succumbed” and “convergence of forces” because, contrary to the Hispano-centric narrative of this event, it was way more complicated than the usual regurgitated […]

George T. Díaz on Law Enforcement Legacies of 1910s Violence | #Xicanism #history #immigration #borderpatrol

“Seeing Sediciosos Where There Aren’t Any: U.S. State Violence against Smugglers Before and After the Plan de San Diego” In Américo Parades’s classic novel George Washington Gómez, we meet Feliciano García, a former sedicioso who survives the violence of the era and settles down to a quiet life caring for the family of his murdered […]

Miguel Levario Addresses Impact of Plan de San Diego on Race Relations | #Xicanism #Tejano #history #decolonize

The Plan de San Diego of 1915 is arguably the most controversial document in Texas history since the call to arms for the Texas rebellion of 1836. The Plan was a visionary manifesto that sought retribution for the atrocities committed by the dominant society and the Texas Rangers since the outbreak of the Texan rebellion. […]

Happy “Sink-o,” #America !! | #5deMayo #DrinkoDeMayo

Happy “Sink-o,” America!! Or, as I like to call it, “Drinko de Mayo!” The only day of the year that most non-Mexis think being Mexican is cool, because… tequila.. and that Dos XX dude (who’s really a white guy playing a Mexi). But, I ain’t hating; get yer drink on – if that’s your prerogative. […]

You Cali folx out there, this is tomorrow in Pasadena: “Black Mexica” @ Central Lib | #Mexika #African #indigenous

“Black Mexica” Learn about the African presence in Mexico, from the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors, in 1519, to the American slaves who migrated to Mexico in 1810, when slavery was abolished in that country. Presented by Dr. Gloria Arjona at 7 p.m. at the Central Library, Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. via […]

Colonial remnants uncovered south of San Antonio | #indigenous #history #NikanTitlakah

SAN ANTONIO — The foundation of a small chapel that dates back to Texas’ colonial period was found during an archaeological dig just outside of San Antonio in Floresville. The excavation, led by David Nickels of Tierras Antiguas Archaeological Investigations, uncovered parts of what was part of the Flores Rancho located along the San Antonio […]

Kuauhtemok of Ixkateopan? | #Mexikah #NikanTlakah #indigenous #culture

THE EMPEROR OF IXCATEOPAN: Fraud, Nationalism and Memory in Modern Mexico*  By Paul Gillingham Abstract. — The article linked below analyses the forgery and discovery of the purported tomb of Cuauhtemoc, the last Mexica emperor. An eclectic collection of contemporary sources outlines a subtle interplay between elites, cultural managers and peasants, who alternately collaborated and […]

Mexican-American history told on the Mississippi Delta Tamale Trail | Borderzine

EL PASO — Fresh steaming tamales are sold out of small shacks, directly from vans, and by “tamale ladies” from their homes all along the “Tamale Trail” on the good old Mississippi Delta. “There is a tradition among some African-Americans in Mississippi, Louisiana, little dots on a map going all the way up to Chicago. […]

Report on race, gender in college history courses stirs debate |

Report on race, gender in college history courses stirs debate | A conservative, so-called group of “scholars” is trying to dictate the history that should be taught in Texas’s public universities. If that’s the case, then historians should be able to dictate public policy.  Only goes to show that conservatives are threatened by a […]

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