Mark Overmyer-Velázquez reviews Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South Since 1910, by Julie Weise. The author argues that the narrative of a recent flux of Mexican migrants shifting the demographic profile of the southern United States is historically inaccurate. This book points to a long and complex history of Mexican migrants in the US South, since the early decades of the twentieth century. The book additionally explores how national and state governments interacted with and advocated for migrants in different parts of the US South, providing a much needed political context.
Read the book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/imre.12270/full