"Using new approaches and demonstrating the results of extensive research into the archives of both Mexico and the United States, this pathbreaking book provides a new perspective on our common frontier legacies as well as surprising borderland stories involving Chinese immigrants and African American colonizers, transnational identities, and borderland 'body politics.' These highly readable original essays comprise a new history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, one that is enhanced by poignant human stories. This seminal volume should stimulate new studies of U.S.-Mexico border relations in the years to come. Editors Samuel Truett and Elliott Young are to be congratulated on their accomplishment."-Howard R. Lamar, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, Yale UniversityTruett, Samuel is the author of 'Continental Crossroads Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History' with ISBN 9780822333890 and ISBN 0822333899.