To the Line of Fire!: Mexican Texans and World War I


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Texas A&M University Press
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5.9 X 9.4 X 0.8 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

José A. Ramírez holds a Ph.D. in History from Southern Methodist University. He lives in his native Laredo, where he teaches history at Laredo Community College.


"An all-embracing coverage of Mexican Americans during World War I. . . ." -Arnoldo De León, Angelo State University--Arnoldo De León "Angelo State University "
"Jose A. Ramirez has produced a wonderful new addition to Mexican-American scholarship. This short book offers enlightenment to readers about the little known experience of Mexican American soldiers from Texas during World War I. . . Through it all he provides a compelling and convincing argument that WWI indeed contributed mightily to a sense of Americanism among Tejanos and fed into a nascent but growing civil rights movement. . . Drawing from military records, Congressional documents, personal interviews, as well as relevant secondary literature, Ramirez has made an important contribution to our knowledge of the role of Tejanos in WWI. . . Military historians, Mexican American scholars, and all levels of students as well as the general public will benefit from reading this fine work that finally tells us, in depth, about the contributions of Tejanos in the first World War." -;/DIV>--Anthony Quiroz "Military History of the West "
"José A. Ramírez's To the Line of Fire! outstandingly contributes to Mexican American history with a 'new military history approach, ' in which 'the home front in Texas appears just as prominently as the battlefields of France. . .' The book has very few imperfections. . . To the Line of Fire! is a groundbreaking book on a previously unknown facet of the Mexican American experience. Ramírez has creatively opened up a new topic of study in the field." -;/DIV>--Carlos Kevin Blanton "Western Historical Quarterly "