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Ethnic America: A History Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter X, The Mexicans Summary

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Chapter X, The Mexicans Summary and Analysis

Mexican immigrants are among the oldest and newest to the United States and no one name covers their ancestries, as their ancestries differ. Most live in the Southwest and their culture extends back for centuries from Spain and Central Americans. Spanish imperialism in Mexico creates a class stratified society largely on racial and economic grounds, with the whiter groups holding more elite positions. Racial mixtures are widespread.

Mexican immigration has three major waves. The first wave comes in the early 20th century to work on the railroad and make primitive settlements around the area. They mostly work for the railroad, farmers and mined. They remain uneducated and work twelve to fourteen hour days. However, they still make double and triple the money that they would make in Mexico. Controlling their movement proves pointless. These people do not stay but...

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