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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Desegregation, Southern Manifesto, Equal Opportunity
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Desegregation began after WWII; successful legal victories for Mex-Amer. Peres v. Sharp: anti-misogynistic laws for catholics (begins in Cali then spreads to other states) Brown v. BoA: desegregation ...

Mexican American Studies
MAS 374
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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: New Mexico Supreme Court, Mission Indians
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I. Land & Native Americans (Southwest) A. Botiller v. Dominguez Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo cannot be used for Native Ams. (1887) Federal court decisions that protected Nat. Ams. o Govt stated that there...

Mexican American Studies
MAS 374
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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Moses Austin, Empresario, Nueces River
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Nov. 7 Notes I. Immigration Reform-Mexico 1821- Stephen Austin brought first colony of settlers to Texas (Dec. 31 or Jan 1) after his father, Moses Austin died. Settlers dispersed throughout Texas ...

Mexican American Studies
MAS 374
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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Antonio López De Santa Anna, Cry Of Dolores, Peninsulars
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I. Mexican Independence Events leading to Independence Creollos were not pacified; but they made great fortunes; were still heavily taxed; peninsulares continued to be the elite. Many other countries ha...

Mexican American Studies
MAS 374
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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Bracero Program
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Cesar Chavez Grape farmers were tired of mistreatment. Early 1960s-early farmworkers who picked crops only knew misery. o Not educated; poor pay; illiterate; subjugated o Considered jus...

Mexican American Studies
MAS 374
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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Gaspar De Portolá, Juan Bautista De Anza, Mixed Group
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I. California Founding 1769 Distance made Spain take a long time to get here Jose de Galavez commissioned by Spain to take California o Wealthy man o Decided all ships would be built in B...

Mexican American Studies
MAS 374
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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Coahuiltecan People, Afro-Latin Americans, Nuevo Santander
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I. New Mexico Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonies Eastern pueblo founded before western pueblo One of the main problems that was affect the pueblo at that time was that the Navajo Indians were enemies o...

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MAS 374
M Menchaca
MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Bernal Díaz Del Castillo, Acolhua, Pochteca
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I. Conquest of Mexico Jeronimo Aguilar o Translator Bernal Diaz del Castillo o Wanted caciques to meet them Hernan Cortez o Wanted psychological warfare o Ca...

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MAS 374
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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Mayan Languages, Bernal Díaz Del Castillo, Hokan Languages
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I. Indigenous Groups in Texas and California Texas o Jumano El Paso Area->Big Bend area Appeared ~1000 AD Agriculaturalist Indians (Dobie homes ...

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MAS 374
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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Acolhua, Chichimeca, Mixcoatl
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o El Tajin: not as significant as other sites; the grandeur of the buildings are just as large and grand, they didnt have as large regions. I. Gran Chichimeca Chalchauites o One of the olde...

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MAS 374
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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Teotihuacan, Hohokam
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I. Prehistoric Mesoamerica (all before Aztecs and Spanish Conquest) Olmec Culture o Considered mother culture of Mesoamerica. o There were other people around them o Brought unificat...

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MAS 374
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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Nationstates, Chichimeca, Molcajete
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Precolumbian Indians and Mesoamerica Concept of Aztlan dates back to Mexica (mechica) people. During Spanish people; recognized to be most organized society o Become Mexicos main symbolic people ...

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MAS 374
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MAS 374 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Tonatiuh, Huitzilopochtli
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Aztec becomes most symbolic indigenous root in Mexico o Becomes folklore Aztec Calendar o Archaeological evidence of migration of Aztlan. o Calendar about their harvest; includes t...

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