Race, Culture, and Politics in the Schooling of Ethnic Mexica ...

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Little has been written about the education of ethnic Mexicans in the United States during the nineteenth century. The historical studies that exist tend to focus on the twentieth century in general and on elementary and secondary public education. This study is different in that it emphasizes nineteenth century developments and looks at how general and higher education for ethnic Mexicans was shaped during the decades in which Mexican Texas transitioned into Anglo Texas. It challenges contemporary views that educational exclusion and discrimination were twentieth century developments and argues that they emerged in the nineteenth century.