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The injustice never leaves you anti-Mexican violence in Texas by Monica Munoz Martinez

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Violence against,
  • State-sponsored terrorism,
  • Justice,
  • Civil rights,
  • Mexicans,
  • History

Book details:

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The Injustice Never Leaves You documents a little known period of state violence in the early twentieth century that targeted ethnic Mexican residents in the Texas-Mexico borderlands. This book takes on the task of explaining why violence occurred, what it meant at the time, and what it means today. It examines a policing regime that killed with impunity between 1910 and 1920. Politicians, historians, the media, and historical commissions of the early twentieth century inscribed a celebratory version of events in newspapers, books, lesson plans, museums, and monuments as a practice of nation building. They disavowed the loss and trauma experienced by residents. The architects of official history and memory, however, did not account for the witnesses and survivors of violence who would pass their own memories from one generation to another. They underestimated residents who would stake a claim in the border region, residents who would share their story with the next generation, residents who would leave records that documented the terror that shaped daily life. More than an act of recovery, this book gives insight into people who lived in a world shaped by violence but who refused to be consumed by it.--

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMonica Munoz Martinez
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF395.M5 M375 2018
The Physical Object
Pagination387 pages
Number of Pages387
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26966042M
ISBN 100674976436
ISBN 109780674976436
LC Control Number2018002094
OCLC/WorldCa1020313014

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  Now one member of Refusing to Forget, Monica Muñoz Martinez, has published The Injustice Never Leaves You, an account that explores the contested ground between history, memory, and reckoning. In the first two-thirds of her book, Martinez—a professor of American Studies at Brown University—probes several episodes of brutal extrajudicial.   The stories of violence and loss that the families in The Injustice Never Leaves You worked so valiantly to keep alive could be told in nonwhite communities throughout Texas. All of this is far away from lonesome cowboys on the range, living out a 3/4(4). The Injustice Never Leaves You is a rare, field-defining book that reminds us of the power of historical memory. ” —Vicki L. Ruiz, author of From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in . The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas by Monica Muñoz Martinez Harvard University Press $35; pages. Martinez organizes her book around the most egregious.

“The Injustice Never Leaves You” fucking hurt to read, but its a necessary history of state sanctioned violence against ethnic Mexicans in Texas. In it Monica Muñoz Martinez documents the history of the Texas Rangers as a vigilante white supremacist group that murdered Mexicans and Natives to steal land for white settlers/5. Monica Muñoz Martinez, has published The Injustice Never Leaves You, an account that explores the contested ground between history, memory, and reckoning The book finally stirs to life when the author shifts from describing incidents of violence to probing how they have been forgotten or, worse, absorbed into a triumphal story about the state’s supposed progress from savagery to.   The Injustice Never Leaves You is a rare, field-defining book that reminds us of the power of historical memory.”—Vicki L. Ruiz, author of From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America “The border has always been a place upon which the United States has projected its fears, often at great cost to the people who live.   In addition to winning six book prizes, The Injustice Never Leaves You in was named a Five Books Best Book on White Supremacy and Texas Observer Best Texas Book of the Decade. Table of Contents. Introduction 1. 1 Divine Retribution 2 From Silence 3 Denial of Justice 4 Cultures of Violence Author: Monica Muñoz Martinez.