Common border, uncommon paths: race, culture, and national by Jaime E. Rodríguez O., Kathryn Vincent, University of

By Jaime E. Rodríguez O., Kathryn Vincent, University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States

This truly written and informative booklet explores results of race and tradition components within the US-Mexican kin.

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Lord Baltimore, the proprietor and a Catholic, had hoped to establish a Catholic haven there only to find his colony overwhelmed by Protestants. In 1649, to protect the few Catholics who did settle there, he passed the Act Concerning Religion, which required toleration of all Christians. 8 Anti-Catholic sentiment remained so pervasive in the English colonies that by 1700 only Rhode Island granted Catholics full civil and religious rights. 9 During the eighteenth century, Britain and its colonists were constantly at war with Catholic France and Spain, both in 5Philip Wayne Powell, The Tree of Hate: Propaganda and Prejudices Affecting United States Relations with the Hispanic World (New York: Basic Books, 1971).

Thanks to Karen Lowe and Carla Duke at the University of California, Irvine, for their assistance with the manuscript. Rodolfo Ruibal, Juan-Vicente Palerm, Carlos Morton, William F. Sater, and Christon I. Archer read parts of the volume, providing valuable suggestions for its improvement. I am pleased that I was assigned to write this preface because it allows me to thank my coeditor, Jaime E. , for the profound contributions he has made to the understanding of Mexican history, not only through his own celebrated scholarship but also by organizing the work of scholars of Mexico into an extraordinarily fine collection of edited volumes that UC MEXUS has been proud to support.

Frontispiece: (c) 1996 by Paul Conrad. Distributed by Los Angeles Times Syndicate. Reprinted by permission. Front endsheet: A New Map of America Septentrionale (North America), based on the work of Mr. Sanson, geographer to the king of France, published London, 1669, by Richard Blome (shows California as an island). Back endsheet: L'Amérique Septentrionale (North America) by Guillaume de l'Isle, published in Amsterdam, 1700. Cover art: Brad Rowe, University of California, Riverside, Publications.

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