Familia: immigration and adaptation in Baja and Alta
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.
xv, 213 p.: ill.
By line: Robert R. Alvarez, Jr.
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External migration (167);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Kin relationships (602);
This book is a social history about a group of
pioneer families that migrated north from southern Baja, California and settled
along the United States - Mexico border. Many of these families have direct
kinship ties to the author. Alvaraez reconstructs the history that brought these
migrants to the border area and attempts to identify the sociocultural patterns
involved in their migration and adaptation to a new cultural environment. The
author describes in detail complex geographical, political, and economic
factors concerned with the migrations, and the development of networks
associated with the interrelationships of families through friendships,
marriages, and COMPADRAZGO relations.
Document ID: n007-035
references (p. 193-201) and index
September 1975-January 1977
John Beierle ;
San Diego, California,