Chicano/Latino Research Guide
This guide was prepared to supplement an exhibit, coinciding with Cinco de Mayo, of Chicano/Latino books at the Rocklin campus library.
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Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's defeat of French troops in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The day has been observed in California since 1863 and has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture. Celebrations often include parades, folk dancing, mariachi music and food.
Hayes-Bautista, David E. El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition. Berkeley: U of California Press, 2012.
Carlson, Alvar W. "America's Growing Observance of Cinco de Mayo." Journal of American Culture 21.2 (1998): 7-16.
Hayes-Bautista, David E. and Cynthia L. Chamberlin. "Cinco de Mayo's First Seventy-Five Years in Alta California: From Spontaneous Behavior to Sedimented Memory, 1862 to 1937." Southern California Quarterly 89.1 (2007): 23-64.