Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: A Summer Institute

Primary Texts

Literary El Paso BORDER PEOPLE by OJ Martinez 1994  Impossible Subjects  THE DEVILS HIGHWAY by Luis Alberto Urrea 2004   Mora P MY OWN TRUE NAME Book Cover 2000

Secondary Texts

Hämäläinen, Pekka and Benjamin H. Johnson, Major Problems in the History of North American Borderlands. CENGAGE Learning, 2012.

Hernández, Kelly Lytle. Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol. University of California Press, 2010.

Norwood, Vera and Janice Monk, Eds. The Desert Is No Lady: Southwestern Landscapes in Women's Writing and Art. University of Arizona Press, 1997.

Perales, Monica. Smeltertown: Making and Remembering a Southwest Border Community. University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Ruiz, Vicki. From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America. 10th Anniversary Edition. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Thompson, Jerry. Cortina: Defending the Mexican Name in Texas. Texas A&M University Press, 2007, 2013.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Adelman, Jeremy and Stephen Aron. “From Borderlands to Borders: Empires, Nation-States, and the Peoples in between in North American History.” The American Historical Review, Vol. 104, No. 3 (June 1999), pp. 814-841.

Gilb, Dagoberto. “The Hexagon of the Conquest.” Callaloo Vol. 33, No. 2 (Spring 2010), pp. 91-93.

Gutierrez, Ramon and Elliott Young. “Transnationalizing Borderlands History.” The Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 1 (2010), pp. 26-53.

Heyman, Josiah. “‘Illegality’ and the U.S.–Mexico Border: How It Is Produced and Resisted.” In Cecilia Menjívar and Daniel Kanstroom, eds., Constructing Illegality in America: Immigrant Experiences, Critiques, and Responses, pp. 111-135. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Hinojosa-Smith, Rolando R. “Texas and the Flag.” Callaloo Vol. 24, No. 1 (Winter 2001), pp. 91-93.

Leyva, Yolanda. “Museo Urbano’s Border Immigration Dialogues.” in Interpreting Immigration at Museums and Historic Sites. Sarah Pharaon, ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers/AASLH (2016).

Leyva, Yolanda. “Healing the Borderlands across the Centuries.” In Grace and Gumption: The Women of El Paso. Texas Christian University Press, (2011).

Martínez, Ignacio. “New Spain and the American West From Contact to Late Nineteenth Century.” In Ed Cavanagh and Lorenzo Veracini, Settler Colonialism in World History, under contract with Routledge Press, (forthcoming, June 2016).

Mora, Pat. “The Border: A Glare of Truth.” In Nepantla: Essays from the Land in the Middle. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2009, pp. 10-14.

Mora, Pat. “Dear Teacher.” English Journal Vol. 94, No. 3 (2005), pp. 32-35.

Mora, Pat. “Desert Women.” In Nepantla: Essays from the Land in the Middle. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2009, pp. 53-72.

Orsi, Richard J. “‘These Mountains Look Too Ugly and I See Too Much Work Ahead’: Building the Southern Pacific [Railway] Company, 1850–1930.” In The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850–1930. University of California Press, 2007.

Perales, Monica. “On Borderlands/La Frontera: Gloria Anzaldúa and Twenty Five Years of Research on Gender in the Borderlands.” Journal of Women’s History, 25th Anniversary Issue, vol. 25, no. 4 (Winter 2013), 163-173.

Staudt, Kathleen. “The Border, Performed in Films: Produced in both Mexico and the US to ‘Bring out the Worst in a Country’.” Journal of Borderlands Studies, Vol. 29, No. 4, (November 2014), pp. 465-480.

Staudt, Kathleen. “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Border Research Collaboration.” In Unchartered Terrains: New Directions in Border Research Methods and Ethics. Anna Ochoa O’Leary, Colin Deeds, and Scott Whiteford, co-editors. University of Arizona Press, 2013, pp. 53-68.

Recommended Web Reources

"Borderland" from NPR: http://apps.npr.org/borderland/

"Documented Border: An Open Access Digital Archive" http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/events/documented-border-open-access-digital-archive

The Institute of Oral History at UTEP: http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=academics.utep.edu/oralhistory

Museo Urbano: https://www.facebook.com/MuseoUrbanoElPaso

U.S. Library of Congress, Teaching with Primary Sources Program: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/tp