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The Resource La sociedad : guardians of Hispanic culture along the Río Grande, text by José A. Rivera ; with the assistance of Rogelio Briones, Michael Atencio, and Daniel Salazar ; photographs by Daniel Salazar

La sociedad : guardians of Hispanic culture along the Río Grande, text by José A. Rivera ; with the assistance of Rogelio Briones, Michael Atencio, and Daniel Salazar ; photographs by Daniel Salazar

Label
La sociedad : guardians of Hispanic culture along the Río Grande
Title
La sociedad
Title remainder
guardians of Hispanic culture along the Río Grande
Statement of responsibility
text by José A. Rivera ; with the assistance of Rogelio Briones, Michael Atencio, and Daniel Salazar ; photographs by Daniel Salazar
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Society for the Mutual Protection of United Workers was one of hundreds of Hispanic mutual aid societies that flourished in the American Southwest between 1880 and 1930, a period of rural industrialization that coincided with significant changes in the region's political economy and in the competition for the control of natural resources. This book examines La Sociedad as a case study of collective action in a pluralistic American society marked by rapid social change
  • In 1900 Celedonio Mondragon and several other residents of the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado formed La Sociedad to help prevent the usurpation of Hispanic land ownership and to combat discrimination against wage laborers. The organization rapidly grew to include sixty-five local concilios (lodges) in Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Hispanic mutual aid societies provided such services as financial aid, low-cost insurance, burial funding, and fraternal support. La Sociedad consolidated these relief and support services and became a powerful force in helping families survive the transformations wrought by the influx of Anglos, the federal government, and new technologies. In the early twentieth century, the federal government became the primary welfare service provider for rural communities, but La Sociedad has survived in the Southwest, continuing its traditions of fellowship and support. Beginning with the social and economic conditions that gave rise to La Sociedad, Jose Rivera traces the organization's activities through its centennial in 2000. His study explores the values that have bonded SPMDTU members across generations and have sustained the organization for more than a century and addresses the question of whether or not La Sociedad will survive in the twenty-first century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rivera, José A.
Dewey number
369/.368079
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HS1510.S6656
LC item number
R58 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociedad Protección Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Hispanic Americans
Label
La sociedad : guardians of Hispanic culture along the Río Grande, text by José A. Rivera ; with the assistance of Rogelio Briones, Michael Atencio, and Daniel Salazar ; photographs by Daniel Salazar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-186) 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
  • Themes of the Book -- The Bonds of Solidarity -- Immigrant Societies in the United States -- Mutualism in the Hispanic Southwest -- ch. One. A Cultural and Economic History of the Upper Rio Grande -- Community Land Grants -- Competition for Natural Resources -- Land Struggles and Resistance -- The Culture of Mutual Help -- ch. Two. The Rise and Expansion of La Sociedad -- The Founders and Early Constitutions -- Mutual Aid Benefits and Acts of Charity -- Superior Hall, Local Council Halls -- Hardships of the Great Depression -- Women's Auxiliaries -- Life Insurance Programs -- ch. Three. Challenges in the New Century -- Centennial Anniversary -- Restoration of the Superior Council Meeting Hall -- General Conventions 2006 and 2008 -- ch. Four. Conclusions and the Future -- Cultural Endurance -- New Directions -- Appendix One. Selected Oral Histories -- Memories of the Founder: James Perea -- Values of the Society: Esequiel Salazar -- The Women's Auxiliaries and Grandfather Ortiz: Michael Atencio
  • The Story of Manuel Jesus Trujillo: Ruth Salazar -- Multigenerational SPMDTU Family: Juan de Vargas -- From the Nambe Council to the State Legislature: Ben Lujan -- Appendix Two. Records and Documents -- Oracion de Apertura (Opening Prayer) -- Oracion de Clausura (Closing Prayer) -- SPMDTU Preambulo (Preamble) of 1911 -- Beneficios de Funeral (Funeral Benefits and Services) 1922 -- Ceremonia de Difuntos (Ceremony for the Deceased) -- Minutes of Superior Council Special Meeting 1917 -- Petition to Indigence Fund 1923: San Miguel Council No. 10 -- Treasurer's Ledger 1931: Arroyo Seco Council No. 42 -- Carta Circular (Circular Letter) 1970: Ogden Council No. 61 -- Himno Oficial (Official Hymn) of the SPMDTU -- Constitucion y Reglamento (Constitution and Regulations) of La Sociedad AMB 1937, Revised 1964 -- Himno Oficial (Official Hymn) of La Sociedad AMB -- Himno Oficial (Official Hymn) of La Sociedad Femenil de Proteccion -- Cantico Nacional (National Song) of La Sociedad Protectora Cooperativa -- Appendix Three. SPMDTU Superior Presidents -- Appendix Four. Geography of Local Councils
Control code
ocn609871229
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 192 pages
Isbn
9780826348944
Lccn
2010014705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)609871229
Label
La sociedad : guardians of Hispanic culture along the Río Grande, text by José A. Rivera ; with the assistance of Rogelio Briones, Michael Atencio, and Daniel Salazar ; photographs by Daniel Salazar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-186) 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
  • Themes of the Book -- The Bonds of Solidarity -- Immigrant Societies in the United States -- Mutualism in the Hispanic Southwest -- ch. One. A Cultural and Economic History of the Upper Rio Grande -- Community Land Grants -- Competition for Natural Resources -- Land Struggles and Resistance -- The Culture of Mutual Help -- ch. Two. The Rise and Expansion of La Sociedad -- The Founders and Early Constitutions -- Mutual Aid Benefits and Acts of Charity -- Superior Hall, Local Council Halls -- Hardships of the Great Depression -- Women's Auxiliaries -- Life Insurance Programs -- ch. Three. Challenges in the New Century -- Centennial Anniversary -- Restoration of the Superior Council Meeting Hall -- General Conventions 2006 and 2008 -- ch. Four. Conclusions and the Future -- Cultural Endurance -- New Directions -- Appendix One. Selected Oral Histories -- Memories of the Founder: James Perea -- Values of the Society: Esequiel Salazar -- The Women's Auxiliaries and Grandfather Ortiz: Michael Atencio
  • The Story of Manuel Jesus Trujillo: Ruth Salazar -- Multigenerational SPMDTU Family: Juan de Vargas -- From the Nambe Council to the State Legislature: Ben Lujan -- Appendix Two. Records and Documents -- Oracion de Apertura (Opening Prayer) -- Oracion de Clausura (Closing Prayer) -- SPMDTU Preambulo (Preamble) of 1911 -- Beneficios de Funeral (Funeral Benefits and Services) 1922 -- Ceremonia de Difuntos (Ceremony for the Deceased) -- Minutes of Superior Council Special Meeting 1917 -- Petition to Indigence Fund 1923: San Miguel Council No. 10 -- Treasurer's Ledger 1931: Arroyo Seco Council No. 42 -- Carta Circular (Circular Letter) 1970: Ogden Council No. 61 -- Himno Oficial (Official Hymn) of the SPMDTU -- Constitucion y Reglamento (Constitution and Regulations) of La Sociedad AMB 1937, Revised 1964 -- Himno Oficial (Official Hymn) of La Sociedad AMB -- Himno Oficial (Official Hymn) of La Sociedad Femenil de Proteccion -- Cantico Nacional (National Song) of La Sociedad Protectora Cooperativa -- Appendix Three. SPMDTU Superior Presidents -- Appendix Four. Geography of Local Councils
Control code
ocn609871229
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 192 pages
Isbn
9780826348944
Lccn
2010014705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)609871229

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