Backroads Pragmatists

Backroads Pragmatists is the first examination of the influence of Mexican social reform on the United States. Flores illustrates how postrevolutionary Mexico's experiments in government and education shaped American race relations from the New Deal through the destruction of Jim Crow.

Backroads Pragmatists
Mexico's Melting Pot and Civil Rights in the United States

Ruben Flores

2014 | 360 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $24.95
American History | Latin American Studies/Caribbean Studies | Political Science
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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I. THE BELOVED COMMUNITIES
1. A Symphony of Cultures
2. Shock Troops

PART II. THE SCIENTIFIC STATE
3. The Language of Experience
4. The School and Society
5. The Yaqui Way of Life

PART III. MEXICO AND THE ATTACK ON PLESSY
6. ''The Sun Has Exploded'': Integration and the California School
7. Texas and the Parallel Worlds of Civil Rights

Epilogue. Pragmatism and the Decline of Dewey

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments