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Picture of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Struggle, and Violence along the US/Mexico Border

One Hundred Years of Solitude, Struggle, and Violence along the US/Mexico Border

An Oral History

Author(s): John Thomas
Subject: American Studies

Book Description

This book features oral histories, mainly of members of the ranching families who have lived in the Mexican State of Sonora and the corresponding territory in the US that stretches from Tijuana on the California border to Agua Prieta on the Arizona border. The elders in those families recall the tales that their grandparents told, providing a century of perspectives on the revolution in economics, culture, and drug trade that the area has witnessed. The book uses the voices of those who have lived through the vicissitudes of border life to paint this cultural upheaval in gripping, personal terms.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0301-4
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0301-1
Date of Publication: 01/12/2017
Pages / Size: 306 / A5
Price: £61.99


John Thomas is a freelance writer and a Professor at the Quinnipiac University Schools of Law and Medicine, USA. He holds a BA and JD from the University of Arizona and an LLM and MPH from Yale University. His publications address topics from international law to gun violence, health policy, autism, juvenile justice, and music, and have appeared in law reviews, medical journals, major newspapers, music magazines, and the Oxford Dictionary of Music. His book Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of the Extraordinary Women and Gibson’s ‘Banner’ Guitars of WWII (2013) centers on the oral histories of twelve women who appeared in a 1944 photograph and secretly built musical instruments during WWII. He also served as Field Editor for Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2nd edition (2017).


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0895-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0895-1
Date of Publication: 01/06/2018
Pages / Size: 306 / A5
Price: £46.99