Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
1-877-205-6402
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, Revised Edition [Paperback]

Our Price $ 15.26  
Retail Value $ 17.95  
You Save $ 2.69  (15%)  
Item Number 393483  
Buy New $15.26

Item Specifications...

Pages   150
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.94" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   0.58 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 25, 2007
Publisher   Encounter Books
ISBN  1594032173  
EAN  9781594032172  


Availability  12 units.
Availability accurate as of Mar 30, 2017 12:51.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.


Item Description...
Overview
"Massive illegal immigration from Mexico into California," Victor Davis Hanson writes, "coupled with a loss of confidence in the old melting pot model of transforming newcomers into Americans, is changing the very nature of state. Yet we Californians have been inadequate in meeting this challenge, both failing to control our borders with Mexico and to integrate the new alien population into our mainstream." Noted for his military histories and especially his social commentary of post-9/11 American life, Hanson is a fifth-generation Californian who teaches college classics courses and runs a family farm. Mexifornia is part history, part political analysis, and part memoir. It is an intensely personal book about what has changed in the California over the last quarter century, and how the real losers in the chaos caused by hemorrhaging borders are the Mexican immigrants themselves. A large part of the problem, Hanson believes, comes from the opportunistic coalition that stymies immigration reform and, even worse, stifles an honest discussion of the growing problem. Corporations, contractors, and agribusiness demand cheap wage labor from Mexico, whatever the social consequences. Meanwhile, academics, journalists, government bureaucrats, and La Raza advocates envision illegal aliens as a vast new political constituency for those committed to the notion that victimhood, not citizenship, is the key to advancement. Mexifornia is an indictment of the policies that got California into its present mess. But this beautifully written book also reflects Hanson's strong belief that our traditions of assimilation, integration, and intermarriage may yet remedy a problem that the politicians and ideologues have allowed to get out of hand.

Publishers Description
Massive illegal immigration from Mexico into California, Victor Davis Hanson writes, "coupled with a loss of confidence in the old melting pot model of transforming newcomers into Americans, is changing the very nature of state. Yet we Californians have been inadequate in meeting this challenge, both failing to control our borders with Mexico and to integrate the new alien population into our mainstream." Part history, part political analysis, and part memoir, "Mexifornia" is an intensely personal work by one of our most important writers. Hanson is perhaps known best for his military histories and especially his social commentary about America and its response to terror after 9/11. But he is also a fifth-generation Californian who runs a family farm in the Central Valley and has written eloquent elegies for the decline of the small farm such as "Fields Without Dreams" and "The Land Was Everything." Like these books, "Mexifornia" is an intensely personal look at what has changed in California over the last quarter century. In this case, however, Hanson's focus is on how not only California, the Southwest, and indeed the entire nation has been affected by America's hemorrhaging borders and how those hurt worst are the Mexican immigrants themselves. A large part of the problem, Hanson believes, comes from the opportunistic coalition that stymies immigration reform and, even worse, stifles an honest discussion of a growing problem. Conservative corporations, contractors, and agribusiness demand cheap wage labor from Mexico, whatever the social consequences. Meanwhile, "progressive" academics, journalists, government bureaucrats, and La Raza advocates envision illegal aliens as a vast new political constituency for those committed to the notion that victimhood, not citizenship, is the key to advancement. The problems Hanson identifies may have reached critical mass in California, but they affect Americans who inhabit "Mexizona," "Mexichusetts" and other states of becoming. Hanson writes wistfully about his own growing up in the Central Valley when he was one of a handful of non-Hispanics in his elementary school and when his teachers saw it as their mission to give all students, Hispanic and "white" alike, a passport to the American Dream. He follows the fortunes of Hispanic friends he has known all his life--how they have succeeded in America and how they regard the immigration crisis. But if "Mexifornia" is emotionally generous at the strength and durability of the groups that have made California strong, it is also an indictment of the policies that got California into its present mess. But in the end, Hanson strongly believes that our traditions of assimilation, integration, and intermarriage may yet remedy a problem that the politicians and ideologues have allowed to get out of hand.


Buy Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, Revised Edition by Victor Davis Hanson from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9781594032172 & 1594032173

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, Revised Edition by Victor Davis Hanson today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Victor Davis Hanson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Robert B. Strassler is an unaffiliated scholar whose articles have appeared in the Journal of Hellenic Studies. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Victor Davis Hanson has an academic affiliation as follows - Professor of Classics California State University, Fresno California S.

Victor Davis Hanson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Encounter Broadsides


Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories
1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > History > United States   [2549  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Government > State & Local Government   [300  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Emigration & Immigration   [825  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General   [17199  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Special Groups > Hispanic American Studies   [318  similar products]



Similar Products


Reviews - What do our customers think?
Before California became Mexifornia  Nov 6, 2008
I ordered this book because I wanted to read about immigration from the viewpoint of someone who remembers California before it became Mexifornia. Hansen's book was a good aid to my own memories of this period in our history. Like Hansen, I like Mexican people, and only wish they had a little self-respect showing up in a knowledge of English and our laws. A lot of our problems could be solved overnight if there were an easier way for Mexicans to come and stay legally. Read this book!
 
Good Read  Jul 27, 2008
Although I'm not finished with this book, so far, it's fascinating and well balanced. Anyone interested in getting a fresh perspective on what's happening to our country because of illegal immigration and our politically correct giving in to illegal aliens' needs without in return demanding them to assimilate into our culture should read this book.
 
Racist propaganda  Apr 12, 2008
This book is really just an extended essay of the authors opinions regarding Mexicans. It is obvious he is threatened by illegal immigration from Mexico. He makes several statements per page that are inherently racist in nature. He states what he considers facts but because he does not cite any sources, nor does the book have a bibliography, one is left to wonder if he made the information up. In short, do not waste your money on this book. If you are serious about learning about US/Mexico immigration, there are much better books you can read. Books that offer facts not concealed hate.
 
The best gets better  Feb 10, 2008
More than a casual update, this is a substantially improved book. The concluding musings on where our country might go from here are absolutely first rate. Discussion of this version is sparse, but discussion of the original, is spirited and thought provoking.
 

Write your own review about Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, Revised Edition





Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support