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The Resource Receive our memories : the letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952, José Orozco

Receive our memories : the letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952, José Orozco

Label
Receive our memories : the letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952
Title
Receive our memories
Title remainder
the letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952
Statement of responsibility
José Orozco
Title variation
Letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Receive our Memories is a rare study of an epistolary relationship for individuals whose migration from Mexico has been looked at en masse, but not from such a personal and human angle. The heart of the book consists of eighty translated and edited versions of letters from Luz Moreno, a poor, uneducated Mexican sharecropper, to his daughter, a recent émigré to California, in the 1950s. These are contextualized and framed in light of immigration and labor history, the histories of Mexico and the United States in this period, and family history. Although Moreno's letters include many of the affective concerns and quotidian subject matter that are the heart and soul of most immigrant correspondence, they also reveal his deep attachment to a wider world that he has never seen. They include extensive discussions on the political events of his day (the Cold War, the Korean War, the atomic bomb, the conflict between Truman and MacArthur), ruminations on culture and religion (the role of Catholicism in the modern world, the dangers of Protestantism to Mexican immigrants to the United States), and extensive deliberations on the philosophical questions that would naturally preoccupy the mind of an elderly and sick man: Is life worth living? What is death? Will I be rewarded or punished in death? What does it mean to live a moral life? The thoughtfulness of Moreno's meditations and quantity of letters he penned, provide historians with the rare privilege of reading a part of the Mexican national narrative that, as Mexican author Elena Poniatowska notes, is usually "written daily, and daily erased."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orozco, José
Dewey number
306.874089/6872073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
O7855 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moreno, Luz
  • Moreno family
  • Moreno Rivera, Francisca
  • Mexican American families
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Sharecroppers
  • San Miguel el Alto (Mexico)
  • Synarchism
  • Poor
  • Poor
Label
Receive our memories : the letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952, José Orozco
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Morenos of San Miguel el Alto -- "Follow your path my beloved children, go in peace": on saying goodbye and keeping in contact -- "Humanity cries tears of blood": on religion, epistles, and the end of the world -- "El miserable pueblo" : on being poor and knowing it -- "Newspapers are liars": on the importance of reading and writing -- "The anxieties of an old man are very sad": on being old and preparing to die -- Afterword
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT959804184
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 265 pages
Isbn
9780199340439
Lccn
2016025407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Receive our memories : the letters of Luz Moreno, 1950-1952, José Orozco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Morenos of San Miguel el Alto -- "Follow your path my beloved children, go in peace": on saying goodbye and keeping in contact -- "Humanity cries tears of blood": on religion, epistles, and the end of the world -- "El miserable pueblo" : on being poor and knowing it -- "Newspapers are liars": on the importance of reading and writing -- "The anxieties of an old man are very sad": on being old and preparing to die -- Afterword
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT959804184
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 265 pages
Isbn
9780199340439
Lccn
2016025407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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