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The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration


reviewed by Jerry Garcia — September 28, 2006

coverTitle: The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration
Author(s): Bill Bigelow
Publisher: Rethinking Schools, Milwaukee
ISBN: 0942961315 , Pages: 149, Year: 2006
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The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration was published by the Milwaukee-based company, Rethinking Schools, known for publishing books that take innovative approaches to historical and contemporary issues.  The author, Bill Bigelow, has over 25 years of teaching experience at the secondary level. Mr. Bigelow also has an impressive list of publications that include Stranger in Their Country: A Curriculum on South Africa and Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World. Readers will enjoy the fact that Bigelow has long ago honed his skills on curriculum development and putting pedagogical theory into practice.   The publication of The Line Between Us could not have come at a better time. Immigration, and in particular, Mexican immigration, is of central concern to the American public and its policymakers. Similar to the difficulty of introducing a meaningful discussion on race in the classroom, border issues and an insightful... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 28, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12745, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 4:05:30 PM

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  • Jerry Garcia
    Michigan State University
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    JERRY GARCIA is currently an Assistant Professor with Michigan State University’s Department of History and Chicano/Latino Studies Program. Professor Garcia’s main areas of interest include Mexican immigration, labor, race, and ethnicity. His most recent publications are Memory, Community, and Activism: Mexican Migration and Labor in the Pacific Northwest (2005) and “A Measure of a Cock: Mexican Cockfighting, Masculinity, and Culture,” in Chon Noreiga and Wendy Belcher I AM AZTLAN: The Personal Essay in Chicano Studies (2004). Professor Garcia’s forthcoming book is Myth, Popular Culture, and the Racialization of Mexicans in the United States.
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