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El Cinco de Mayo an American tradition by David E. Hayes-Bautista

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


  • Ethnic identity,
  • Social aspects,
  • Cinco de Mayo (Mexican holiday),
  • Cinco de Mayo, Battle of, Puebla, Mexico, 1862,
  • Hispanic Americans,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid E. Hayes-Bautista
LC ClassificationsF870.S75 H384 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25067413M
ISBN 109780520272125, 9780520272132
LC Control Number2011041840

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