Black and Brown: African Americans and the Mexican Revolution,1910-1920 (2020)

Black and Brown African Americans and the Mexican Revolution Winner of a Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award Honorable Mention The Mexican Revolution was a defining moment in the history of race relations impacting both Mexican and African Americans For
  • Title: Black and Brown: African Americans and the Mexican Revolution,1910-1920
  • Author: Gerald Horne
  • ISBN: 9780814736739
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of a 2005 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award Honorable Mention The Mexican Revolution was a defining moment in the history of race relations, impacting both Mexican and African Americans For black Westerners, 1910 1920 did not represent the clear cut promise of populist power, but a reordering of the complex social hierarchy which had, since the nineteenth centWinner of a 2005 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award Honorable Mention The Mexican Revolution was a defining moment in the history of race relations, impacting both Mexican and African Americans For black Westerners, 1910 1920 did not represent the clear cut promise of populist power, but a reordering of the complex social hierarchy which had, since the nineteenth century, granted them greater freedom in the borderlands than in the rest of the United States.Despite its lasting significance, the story of black Americans along the Mexican border has been sorely underreported in the annals of U.S history Gerald Horne brings the tale to life in Black and Brown Drawing on archives on both sides of the border, a host of cutting edge studies and oral histories, Horne chronicles the political currents which created and then undermined the Mexican border as a relative safe haven for African Americans His account addresses blacks role as Indian fighters, the relationship between African Americans and immigrants, and the U.S government s growing fear of black disloyalty, among other essential concerns of the period the heavy reliance of the U.S on black soldiers along the border placed white supremacy and national security on a collision course that was ultimately resolved in favor of the latter.Mining a forgotten chapter in American history, Black and Brown offers tremendous insight into the past and future of race relations along the Mexican border.
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    One Reply to “Black and Brown: African Americans and the Mexican Revolution,1910-1920”

    1. This eye opening book by historian Gerald Horne discusses the relations between African Americans and Mexicans around the time of the Mexican Revolution.It s fascinating to see how things have changed so much from how they used to be I had no idea that El Paso, Texas of all places used to be a safe haven of sorts for African Americans and mixed race couples, when the state of Texas had one of the highest rates of lynchings Horne also discusses a few of the African American settlements that sprou [...]

    2. This book is not really about the Mexican Revolution It is about the relations between African Americans, Latinos, and White Americans along the border during the era of the Mexican Revolution While that might be a bit confusing, the important factor, at least to me, was the illumination of the fragile racial structure that was bending close to the breaking point during this period In other words, the item captured in this monograph that is the most noteworthy, is the emotion of fear At first I [...]

    3. The focused writing of Gerald Horne, in his book Black and Brown African Americans And The Mexican Revolution, 1910 1920 2005 we see a different perspective pertaining to the interactions between the United States government, its military, specifically Black soldiers and its Mexican rivals during the Revolution Much of this interaction stemmed from black soldiers being stationed along the two thousand mile border region, between the United States and Mexico In some regards, the contact was mutua [...]

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