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Northward Bound: The Mexican Immigrant Experience in Ballad and Song, Herrera-Sobek, Maria
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Author Name:    Herrera-Sobek, Maria

Title:   Northward Bound: The Mexican Immigrant Experience in Ballad and Song

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Indiana University Press 

ISBN Number:   0253327377 / 9780253327376

Seller ID:   ING9780253327376

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..". provides a valuable service of not only gathering and presenting from 5,000 song texts a wide variety of ballads with full translation but also placing them all in a succinct historical context extending from the Mexican War to the present." --Journal of American Ethnic History

..". a] stunning achievement, not only because it is an intelligent and comprehensive study of Mexican immigrant ballads, but because analysis gives way to, steps aside respectfully for, a multitude of immigrants who sing their experiences of crossing the border into the U.S. with astonishing clarity and historical perspicacity." --Western Folklore

"Herrera-Sobek's folk-song collection is impressive, as are her English translations--crisp and unstilted." --MultiCultural Review

" Herrera-Sobek's] well-written book provides historians, ethnomusicologists, sociologists, and other scholars with a case study that demonstrates how valuable song lyrics can be in their studies. Strongly recommended to humanists and social scientists." --Choice

"Supported with photographs, full documentation and other scholarly devices, this is a solid work on an unusual topic." --Sing Out

Northward Bound traces Mexican emigration to the United States from 1848 to 1991 through the lyrics of Mexican ballads ( corridos) and contemporary popular songs ( canciones). These autobiographical songs reflect the relationship between individual experience and the history-making process.



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