A View from New Mexico: Recollections of the Movimiento Left

Authors

  • Elizabeth (Bettina) Martinez

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-054-03-2002-07_8

Keywords:

Ecology, History, Movements

Abstract

If ever there has been a chapter of the U.S. left with deep cultural roots in every sense, it is the movimiento of New Mexico. The roots include social relations, economic traditions, political forms, artistic expression, and language—everything that defines people hood. They are Native American, Spanish, and Mexican mestizo (mixed) and they go back centuries. Migrant workers of the last 150years have played a crucial part, but "immigrant" does not describe the totality of those roots.

Published

2002-07-08