A Century of Chicano History: Empire, Nations, and Migration
Book by Gilbert G. Gonzalez, University California, Irvine; and Raul A. Fernandez, University California, Irvine
Reviewed by Nestor Rodriguez, University of Houston
Nestor Rodriguez, Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston, reviews A Century of Chicano History: Empire, Nations, and Migration, by Gilbert G. Gonzalez and Raul A. Fernandez. The book argues that Chicano history should be examined from the perspective of domination by the United States. It questions when Chicano history first began and criticizes those who use the U.S. Mexican War in 1848 as the starting point, and instead sees the later period of U.S. economic intervention and domination in Mexico as a more apt starting point of Chicano history.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2005.tb00277.xe.