Here you will submit your first draft of Essay 1. Your final draft of this paper will be submitted at a later date. The paper should be 800-1000 words (3 to 4 pages), double spaced, and 12 Pt. Font Times New Roman. Please include a title of your paper, name, and date.
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According to Dr. Monica Munoz Martinez, “The larger tragedy of Florencio Garcia’s death, and the attempts by the state police to disavow his murder, lies in its utter ordinariness.”(Martinez, The Injustice, pg.6) What is Martinez’s primary argument? What do you think she hopes her book will help people to understand about US/Mexican and Mexican -American relations on the borderlands? Referring to both the Martinez chapter and the New York Times articles, describe the reasons whi Garcia’s murder can be described as “ordinary?” Why does she describe Garcia’s murder as “ordinary”? Who were the Texas Rangers and why were they founded? What role did vigilantism play in border areas during the mid nineteenth to early twentieth centuries? What sources (evidence) does Martinez use to support her argument? Give an example of one of her sources and the way she uses the argument. Do you believe Martinez’s argument is convincing? Why or Why not?
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Roark, James L. et. al. The American Promise: A History of the United States 5th ed. Boston: Bedford St. Martin’s Press, 2012.
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