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As a Mexican American academic, I found that this study hits home. Professor Chew Sanchez's book deals with the power and influence that traditional Mexican ballads known as corridos have on Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and specifically, Mexican immigrants in the United States. The aim of the author is to examine the role of corridos in shaping the cultural memories and identities of transnational Mexican groups, focusing on transnational communities from northern Chihuahua dirough northern Texas and New Mexico.


Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.1353/swh.2007.0097

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Southwestern Historical Quarterly



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