By Andrea Tinnemeyer
The captivity narrative, as Tinnemeyer exhibits, addressed questions coming up from the incorporation of citizens within the newly annexed territory. This style reworked its heroine from the vital white virgin into the Mexican maiden so that it will quell anxieties over miscegenation, condone acts furthering occur Density, or in a different way romanticize the land-grabbing nature of the battle and of the opportunists who traveled to the Southwest after 1848. a few of these narratives condone or even welcome interracial marriages among Mexican girls and Anglo-American men.
By knowing marriage for romance as an expression of loose will or as a statement of independence, texts containing interracial marriages or romanticizing the U.S.–Mexican conflict may possibly politicize the nuptials and current the Anglo-American husband as a hero and rescuer. This romanticizing of annexation and cross-border marriages tended to feminize Mexico, making the rustic seem captive and short of American rescue and influencing the certainty of “foreign” and “domestic” through moving geographic and racial boundaries.
In addition to reading extra traditional notions of captivity, Tinnemeyer’s publication makes use of struggle music lyrics and felony situations to argue that “captivity” is a multivalenced time period encompassing hope, id formation, and variable definitions of citizenship.
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