1 30Southwestern Historical QuarterlyJuly Mexicans, though real, were also directed against various other immigrant groups. And much of the reforms of the Progressive Era were arguably directed against these other ethnic groups. González Herrera does not deny this, but he does not connect the discrimination against Mexican immigrants to the broader trends in the United States as a whole. Overall, this book is interesting and useful, especially considering that it has aimed to tell a particular story (of Mexicans in El Paso) to a particular audience (in Mexico) with the implicit goal of shedding light on the current issues of Mexican migration and the treatment of Mexicans in the United States. At the same time, it is weaker in addressing issues in United States, as well as Mexican, history and historiography. City College ofNew YorkJ. A. Zumoff Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race. By Jennifer Ritterhouse. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. Pp. 320. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 0807830 16X, $49.94 cloth; ISBN 0807856843, $19.95 PaPer·) In Growing Up Jim Crow Jennifer Ritterhouse explores how black and white southern children developed a sense of racial identity and learned to
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