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Valerio-Jiménez, Omar S. (Omar Santiago) 1963-

Works: 9 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 1,476 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HM753, 305.80097644
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Omar S Valerio-Jiménez
The Latina/o Midwest reader by Omar S Valerio-Jiménez( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 2000 to 2010, the U.S. Latino population increased by 44 percent. It grew even more--by more than 73 percent--in eight out of twelve midwestern states over the same years. This interdisciplinary anthology of essays examines the history, education, literature, art, and politics of Latinos in the Midwest in view of the demographic changes experienced by states in this region with growing Latino populations and the recent immigration raids in the Midwest. Through brief readings on topics ranging from immigration to labor history and expressive culture, the anthology sheds light on the region's history, as well as its cultural dynamics, population shifts, and social movements based in labor, religion, and civil rights"--Provided by publisher
River of hope : forging identity and nation in the Rio Grande borderlands by Omar S Valerio-Jiménez( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In River of Hope, Omar S. Valerio-Jiménez examines state formation, cultural change, and the construction of identity in the lower Rio Grande region during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He chronicles a history of violence resulting from multiple conquests, of resistance and accommodation to state power, and of changing ethnic and political identities. The redrawing of borders neither began nor ended the region's long history of unequal power relations. Nor did it lead residents to adopt singular colonial or national identities. Instead, their regionalism, transnational cultural practices, and kinship ties subverted state attempts to control and divide the population. Diverse influences transformed the borderlands as Spain, Mexico, and the United States competed for control of the region. Indian slaves joined Spanish society; Mexicans allied with Indians to defend river communities; Anglo Americans and Mexicans intermarried and collaborated; and women sued to confront spousal abuse and to secure divorces. Drawn into multiple conflicts along the border, Mexican nationals and Mexican Texans (tejanos) took advantage of their transnational social relations and ambiguous citizenship to escape criminal prosecution, secure political refuge, and obtain economic opportunities. To confront the racialization of their cultural practices and their increasing criminalization, tejanos claimed citizenship rights within the United States and, in the process, created a new identity."--Publisher description
Major problems in Latina/o history : documents and essays( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tejano rangers : the development and evolution of ranging tradition, 1540-1880 by Aminta Inelda Perez( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrary to Texas Ranger myth, Stephen F. Austin's settlers were not the first Texas Rangers to ride across Texas. As early as the 1540s, almost three hundred years before Austin arrived in Texas, mounted Spanish subjects on the frontiers of northern New Spain ranged, scouted, pursued, and waged offensive war against Chichimeca enemies. These methods were employed and accepted actions on the hostile frontier, and were also the characteristics Texans so highly revere in Ranger traditional lore. Several of these colonial military and ranching families from Nuevo Leon and Coahuila, settled Texas in the first half of the 18th century. They intermarried and developed kinship bonds and were community leaders. In the 1820s, and 1830s Spanish surnamed descendants of early military men and ranchers became acquainted with newly arrived Anglo-European settlers. Friendships and alliances were forged based on political ideology and even kinship. As the winds of rebellion blew, several of the leading military and ranching families chose to fight for Independence in the Army of the Republic. They also joined the ranks of the Republic of Texas Rangers, and finally the Texas Rangers. Despite their loyalty, they lost political powers as more Anglo-Europeans arrived. Tejanos lost property, status and ultimately their right to be identified as Texas Rangers. The object of this work is to contribute a small piece to the literature regarding the development and evolution of ranging traditions from a southern to northern frontier perspective. The military and law enforcement traditions of colonial era New Spanish soldiers and ranchers were passed on to their Tejano descendants through continuous participation in ranging and ranching activities within their communities
Indios bárbaros, divorcées, and flocks of vampires : identity and nation on the Rio Grande, 1749-1894 by Omar S Valerio-Jiménez( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Popol Vuh : sacred history of the Maya : a university curriculum for intermediate school by Tracy McNulty( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1965 by Omar S Valerio-Jiménez( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mexican refugees in Canada post-NAFTA and the effects of immigration and refugee policy reforms : 1994-2012 by Emma Therese Hashman( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Canada and Mexican relations have not been written about in much length past Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) recruiting Mexican laborers. In recent years, migration from Mexico to Canada has increased at an exponential rate. The most significant and notable increase has been in the number of refugee claims from Mexicans wanting to seek asylum in Canada. It is found that Canada is the number one destination for Mexican refugees, while Canada accepts their claims at an alarmingly low rate compared to claims from other nations, even in Latin America. I argue the reason Mexicans chose Canada to claim refugee status is Canada's long history of an open immigration policy and especially their economic and temporary labor agreements with Canada. These policies give the impression to Mexicans they are very much welcome in Canada. This is proved to be untrue when Canada changed their immigration and refugee policies in response, specifically, to the overwhelming number of Mexican refugee claims
Racializing Mexican immigrants in Iowa's early Mexican communities by Omar S Valerio-Jiménez( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.12 for The Latina ... to 0.82 for Racializin ...)

Alternative Names
Jiménez, Omar S. Valerio- 1963-

Jiménez, Omar S. Valerio- (Omar Santiago Valerio-), 1963-

Jiménez, Omar Santiago Valerio-.

Jiménez, Omar Santiago Valerio 1963-

Jimenez, Oscar S. Valerio

Jimenez, Oscar Santiago Valerio

Santiago Valerio-Jiménez, Omar 1963-

Valerio-Jiménez, Omar S.

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