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Border odyssey : travels along the U.S./Mexico divide / Charles D. Thompson, Jr.

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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 972.1 THO (Text) 78551000521934 Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 972.1 THOM (Text) 39231033125366 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780292756632 (cloth : alk. paper) :
  • ISBN: 0292756631 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2015.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-307) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Evidence of things not seen -- The border etched in bones -- Traveling the Valley of the Shadow -- Two kinds of flight -- Of roads, fences, and neighbors -- Boca Chica sunset -- The ghosts of Palmito Ranch -- El ranchero -- Border guards -- Brownsville raids -- Rio Grande guardians -- Progress? -- World's most honest man -- Cowboy priests -- The hand-drawn ferry -- Prohibition bar -- Border walker -- The road to Eagle Pass -- Border ambassador -- The last stay at Del Rio -- Seminole Canyon -- Braceros in murder city -- Fort Davis and the Buffalo Soldiers -- National park on the line -- Pancho Villa and the Pink Store -- Smoke on the Apacheria -- A grandmother mourns at the wall -- Fences and neighbors -- Ground zero of the border crisis -- Altar and sacrifice -- Phoenix rising -- Tohono sacred peak and desert deaths -- Campesinos Sin Fronteras -- The wall of shame and entrepreneurship -- Graves of unknown farmworkers -- Desert view tower and the X-Men -- Walking alone through Friendship Park -- As if it were not there.
Summary, etc.:
"Border Odyssey takes us on a drive toward understanding the U.S./Mexico divide: all 1,969 miles -- from Boca Chica to Tijuana -- pressing on with the useful fiction of a map...Along the journey, five centuries of cultural history (indigenous, French, Spanish, Mexican, African American, colonist, and U.S.), wars, and legislation unfold. And through observation, conversation, and meditation, Border Odyssey scopes the stories of the people and towns on both sides..." -- Book jacket.
Subject: Thompson, Charles D., Jr. (Charles Dillard), 1956- > Travel.
Mexican-American Border Region.
United States > Foreign relations > Mexico.
Mexico > Foreign relations > United States.

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