358 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 37 halftones, 8 maps, 4 tables, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2496-9
Published: November 2015
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-2497-6
Published: September 2015
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Awards & distinctions
2016 Merle Curti Award, Organization of American Historians
2015 CLR James Award, Working-Class Studies Association
Honorable Mention, 2015 Theodore Saloutos Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society
Honorable Mention, 2016 Deep South Book Prize, Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South
Rooted in U.S. and Mexican archival research, oral history interviews, and family photographs, Corazón de Dixie unearths not just the facts of Mexicanos' long-standing presence in the U.S. South but also their own expectations, strategies, and dreams.
Published with support provided by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas
About the Author
Julie M. Weise is assistant professor of history at the University of Oregon.
For more information about Julie M. Weise, visit the Author Page.
“Explores the history of the new Latina/o South from the late 1800s, demonstrating the need to uncover and recover the stories of Mexicans in the region. . . . Highly recommended.”--Choice
“An ambitious project . . . accomplished with thorough research and clear writing.”--Journal of Southern History
“A valuable resource for historians and scholars of race, ethnicity, and migration in both Mexico and the United States.”--International Migration Review
“Julie M. Weise’s sweeping examination of Mexican people in the region forces readers to rethink their ideas of Southern history, labor history, and the history of race in America.”--Western Historical Quarterly
“Weise complicates and enriches the history of the lived experiences of Mexicanos in the South by challenging the contemporary racial and ethnic narratives of the past and present.”--Journal of American History
“A book that will instantly become required reading for scholars of Latino/a, southern, and North Carolina history. . . . Beautifully written, exhaustively researched, and deeply convincing.”--North Carolina Historical Review
Multimedia & Links
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Follow the author on Twitter @JulieWeise.
Watch: Weise talks about her work on UO Today:
Listen: Weise talks to Lori A. Flores for the New Books in History podcast. (12/17/2015, running time 1:05:14)
Listen: Weise talks to WUNC's "The State of Things". (12/10/2015, running time 19:05)