Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Roberto M. Salmon
Dr. Michael Faubion
Dr. Chad Richardson
South Texas ethnic conflict has been documented as a White/Brown struggle excluding the many Blacks that came to the border from 1860–1930. Blacks that came to South Texas faced legal segregation by Anglos and a Mexican caste system that dated back to Spanish colonial times. Alliances with both Anglos and Mexican caused both social mobility and conflict for South Texas Blacks. This research argues that Blacks have been marginalized by both Anglos and Mexicans on the South Texas border. It describes the different waves of Black migration to South Texas and their interaction with the Anglo ruling class and the Mexican majority class.
University of Texas-Pan American
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