Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910
A conversation with author Julie M. Weise (UO Department of History) and Natalia Molina (UC San Diego)
Friday, February 19, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
McKenzie Hall Rm. 375, 1101 Kincaid St., University of Oregon
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
A conversation between author Julie Weise (Assistant Professor of History, UO) and Natalia Molina (Professor of History and Urban Studies, UC San Diego). They will discuss Weise's recent book, Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 (UNC Press, 2015). The book follows Mexican immigrants into the American South, where they encountered the Jim Crow system, built their own community, appealed for help from the Mexican government, and created their own suburban culture.
“Weise sheds light on a little-studied facet of Mexican immigration in the United States, powerfully demonstrating how our concepts of race are inevitably shaped by region, history, and community,” Molina said in a review.
In addition to discussing the book, Weise will share her experiences working with the Univeristy of Oregon Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) to develop a companion teaching website, corazondedixie.org. The website provides access to many of the primary source documents—census records, letters from Catholic priests, telegrams from employers—that were key to Weise's research. DSC staff members will be on hand to answer faculty questions about possible future collaborations.
Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3610.