By Dr. Jerry Thompson
“Thompson’s e-book offers not just a powerfully written heritage of a Mexican American who symbolizes ‘resistance to oppression and intolerance,’ but additionally a transparent, cogent rationalization of the connection among the U.S. and Mexico as they face one another around the Texas border.”—Journal of yank History
“Jerry Thompson has produced the definitive paintings on probably the most debatable and influential Mexicano/Tejano figures of Texas and Southwestern background . . . . With wonderful readability and stability, Thompson has supplied a much-needed narrative interpretation that brings to existence one of many extra colourful figures of Texas, Border, and Chicano histories.”—Hispanic Outlook
“Jerry Thompson has played a tough feat: comprehensively studying a lifestyles that had virtually as many turns as a circle.”—Journal of Southern History
“This is the main well-researched and thorough account of Juan Nepomuceno Cortina’s lifestyles that we have got. . . . This booklet definitely indicates that Cortina ‘established his area of interest within the grand sweep of time,’ however it might be left to different students to stick with the various trails hinted at via Thompson.”—Western historic Quarterly
“Jerry Thompson’s sympathetic yet balanced biography is a ‘must learn’ for all scholars of Texas heritage and Anglo-Hispanic relations.”—East Texas ancient Journal
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Cortina: Defending the Mexican Name in Texas (Fronteras Series, sponsored by Texas A&M International University) by Dr. Jerry Thompson