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Book Club: George Washington Gomez

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Sun, September 13, 2020
01:00PM - 03:00PM
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Dr. Concepcion Valadez, '73 MA & '76 PhD

We'll discuss George Washington Gómez by Américo Paredes. 

Written in the 1930s but not published until 1990, George Washington Gómez has become mandatory reading for anyone interested in Mexican-American literature, culture and history. Américo Paredes, the renowned folklorist, wrote this novel set to the background of the struggles of Texas Mexicans to preserve their property, culture and identity in the face of Anglo-American migration to and growing dominance over the Rio Grande Valley. Episodes of guerilla warfare, land grabs, racism, jingoism, and abuses by the Texas Rangers make this an adventure novel as well as one of reflection on the making of modern-day Texas. George Washington Gómez is a true precursor of the modern Chicano novel.
Please RSVP to Dr. Concepcion Valadez, '73 MA & '76 PhD, at
This event will take place over Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the link to join the discussion online. 

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