Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book Program

Period of Performance

8/1/2022 - 1/31/2024

Funding Totals

$5,500.00 (approved)
$5,500.00 (awarded)

Open Access edition of Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 by Julie M. Weise

FAIN: DR-287983-22

University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2288)
Mark Simpson-Vos (Project Director: February 2022 to present)

This project will publish the book Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910, written by NEH Fellow Julie M. Weise (Federal Award Identification Numbers HB-50136-11 and FT-58102-10), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.

Associated Products

Single Publication (Open Access eBook or Collection)
Publication Type: Single Publication
Title: Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910
Year: 2015
ISBN: 97814696249
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Author: Julie M. Weise
Abstract: When Latino migration to the U.S. South became increasingly visible in the 1990s, observers and advocates grasped for ways to analyze "new" racial dramas in the absence of historical reference points. However, as this book is the first to comprehensively document, Mexicans and Mexican Americans have a long history of migration to the U.S. South. Corazón de Dixie recounts the untold histories of Mexicanos' migrations to New Orleans, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and North Carolina as far back as 1910. It follows Mexicanos into the heart of Dixie, where they navigated the Jim Crow system, cultivated community in the cotton fields, purposefully appealed for help to the Mexican government, shaped the southern conservative imagination in the wake of the civil rights movement, and embraced their own version of suburban living at the turn of the twenty-first century. Rooted in U.S. and Mexican archival research, oral history interviews, and family photographs, Corazón de Dixie unearths not just the facts of Mexicanos' long-standing presence in the U.S. South but also their own expectations, strategies, and dreams.
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Merle Curti Award
Date: 1/1/2016
Organization: Organization of American Historians