History 1301 – S59
05 December 2018
P.R Journal Article Review
“”Our Very Pronounced Theory of Equal Rights to All”: Race, Citizenship, and Populism in the South Texas Borderlands” by Greg Cantrell and “”Another White Race :” Mexican Americans and the Paradox of Whiteness in Jury Selection” by Clare Sheridan are both informal yet interesting articles that each have their own similarities and differences. Essentially, each article has to deal with the controversial concepts of racial identity, citizenship, voting, and jury duty. I will provide a summary for each article, then I will compare the articles and contrast them side by side. After the summaries and the compare and contrast, I will provide my full honest opinion on each of the articles.
“”Our Very Pronounced Theory of Equal Rights to All”: Race, Citizenship, and Populism in the South Texas Borderlands” by Greg Cantrell starts off about a man named Ricardo Rodriguez who wanted to apply for American citizenship, with attorneys Theodore J. McMinn and Andrew Jackson Evans challenging him. There are two groups of scholars who have studied this case, with one dealing with what the case shows about the history of race in the United States, and the other dealing with the civil rights aspects of the case.