Lecture 3: January 12, 2015
Current event by Professor.
o Oil price crisis
o Price of oil for a barrel was about 46 dollars, whereas 4 months ago was 100
dollars, previous months was 110.
o Therefore, these oil producing countries where making a lot of m
Christopher Columbus Expedition 1492
By the 14th century, the Moores had be replaced.
A marriage took place between queen Isabella and king Ferdinand-unification, unity
of these two places, consolidated power.
o They approve the expedition to the Indies
Lecture 4: January 14, 2015
Spain concurrently moving aggressively to attain the southwest-Aztlan (place of
origin of the Aztecs).
Aztlan-ancestral home of the pre-Columbian Mexican civilization. Aztec people,
rumored to have been lo
Historical Pre-Conditions to Mexicos Struggle for Independence
Mexicans struggled for independence.
Spaniards born at Mexico there was discontent. Most of positions of the power were
given from the kind to the Gachupines, like military. The Mexican peop
Lecture 1: January 5, 2015
Video I am Joaquin
Cuatemoc-leader of the Chi Chi Mecas, leader of the Aztec civilization.
Grito de Dolores
Fought for independence, guerreros.
Lives to free his people from the Spanish rule, he prayed.
Emiliano Zapata-he w
Lecture 7: January 28, 2015
Racism: imposition of colonizers culture as being superior-colonized as being
Internal Colonialism: process by which domination, exploitation and oppression is
imposed on inferior ethnic group within the state bound
Epoch of Resistance: Politics Armed Resistance
Joaquin Murrieta develops a national reputation.
o A Mexicano who used guerilla warfare; migrated from Mexico to California
with his wife and brother during the Gold Rush (1850s) Girlfriend was raped
Lecture 5: January 21, 2015
What is Manifest Destiny? Basis for US Imperialism
*Exceptionalism: the idea that God ordained the US>
*Pax-Americana-US Global empire
The Louisiana Purchase of 1803, purchased from France for 12 million.
The War of 1812: U
Preconditions for US war against Mexico (invading forces, significance and reasons)
Some people call it the Mexican war because Mexican historians showed some bias
of what happened.
Whig President John Taylor annexes Texas republic in 1845.
o Tin 1845-t
Conquest of Mexico-Aztec Empire 1517 to 1519
o Conquest of Aztecs Empire (Cortes and his men marched into Tenochtitlan
November 8, 1519. Aztecs conquered by August 13, 1521) and landed in
o Young man, ambitious.
o He heard storie
Spanish Exploration of Aztlan
*The territories Mexico lost is what Aztlan means here and refers to the place of
origin of the Aztecs.
o Hernando de Soto, 1511 Aztlan
o Panfilo Narvarez 1528, Florida
o And many more.
o The most important on
Lecture 9: February 4, 2015
Midterm is February 18th.
Epoch of Militant Protest 1966-1974-the most unique.
Explanation of epoch militant protest
Mexicanos were being depicted as the forgotten people, sleeping giant.
Then there is social and political p
Lecture 10: February 9, 2015
Book report: summary and the biggest part is critique-good/bad points.
Next Wednesday-start current events.
Epoch of Militant Protest continuation
Explanation of Chicano Generation
o Usage of Chicano as identity term
Lecture 14: March 2, 2015
The Chicano/Mexicano Cultural Experience
A Culture in Transition and in Conflict
Introduction: four major areas of the Chicano/Mexicano culture are examined: definition
of key concepts. Navarros paradigm on the evolution of the C
Chicano Studies Notes
Lecture 18: March 11, 2015
Introduction, point B is all on the introduction.
Aztlan is par of the southwest, all the territories lost by Mexico.
The four major factors of internal colonialism
Lecture 16: March 4, 2015
Best of Times, Worst of Time: Within the Midst of the Countrys Second Great
Chapter 3 and 4-very important.
Know Chapter 7 and 10 very well, might be an essay question.
*Burgeoning LANC-do nothing republican party, te
Lecture 12: February 22, 2015
Notes after the Midterm!
March 7th 8:30-1pm (CA Forum Status of Mexicanos and Latinos in the US)
Global Capitalist Crisis Book Discussion and Lecture
Introduction: A World in Crisis: A Time for Systematic Change
Why the book
Lecture 11: February 11, 2015
Continuation of Epoch of the Viva Yo Hispanic Generation
o Epoch of population growth and increasing political representation
Chicano middle class increases-more Chicanos go to college. More
Chicanos going to college and sc
Colonial Structure: Council of Indies->Audencia Viceroy->Captain Generals->
Cabildos. Let some Mexicans participate in lower
Colonization Of Azlan:
o New Mexico: 1598 by Spanish, Indigenous resistance
Decade of betrayal- Mexican
Epoch of the Viva Yo Hispanic Generation
Epoch of the Viva Yo Hispanic Generation (followed the end of the Militant Protest.
Young Americans started caring more about themselves, out of self-interest).
o Explanation of the viva yo generation