New Directions in Transnational Mexican History: Mexico On the World Stage is the first collection by historians to examine foreign immigration to Mexico as a way to interpret the significance of Mexican transnationalism and pluriculturalism. The contributors analyze Mexico as a recipient nation, broadening the application of transnationalism to encompass not only foreign migrants but Mexican figures like Francisco Madero who were deeply influenced by transnational experiences. This book explore the roles of Spanish entrepreneurs, U.S. consuls, American and Mexican medical professionals, transnational railroad workers, borderland cowboys, international divas, cosmopolitan puppeteers, American missionaries, and Mexican women soccer players. This area of interdisciplinary inquiry has attracted the latest generation of scholars destined to publish their works during the age of globalization. These pioneering scholars use transnational approaches to determine if Mexico has emerged as a transmigration and emigration state and if the Mexican people's extraterritorial influence embodied in the terms "Greater Mexico" and "México de Afuera" applies to larger swaths of the Americas and the world.
Matthew D. Esposito is professor of history at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
James A. Garza is associate professor of history and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Introduction: New Directions in Transnational Mexican History, Matthew D. Esposito and James A. Garza
Chapter 1: For Wealth and Progress: Spanish Immigrants, Mexican Communities and the Conquest of the Environment in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Mexico, James A. Garza
Chapter 2: To “Bind Revolution with a Golden Chain:” The Transnational Imaginings of Porte Crayon in Porfirian Mexico, 1879-1885, Matthew D. Esposito
Chapter 3: “The Disease Prevails:” The Comparative Epidemiology of Railroads in British India and Porfirian Mexico, Matthew D. Esposito
Chapter 4: Champion Vaqueros: Practice and Performance in Wild West Entertainment, 1883-1927, Pablo A. Rangel
Chapter 5: Performing Acts of Motherhood: Esperanza Iris, Public Entertainment, and the Portrayal of Virtue in Post-Revolutionary Mexico City, Emily Casillas
Chapter 6: For Love, Country, and Puppetry: Angelina Beloff’s Russian Version of Mexican Nationalism, Andrea Scott
Chapter 7: Reexamining the Tenure of the Summer Institute of Linguistics in Mexico, 1934-1979, Juan E. Vega Ramirez
Chapter 8: Paint the Goal Posts Pink: Futboleras, Mexican (Re)presentation, and the 1971 Women’s World Cup, Madelina Homberger Cordia
About the Contributors