Plaza towns of south Texas

D. D. Arreola

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Abstract

Most towns in south Texas were founded after the area had become part of the US, yet plazas as traditional Spanish-American features were included in town layouts. The decision to construct a plaza resulted from a strong Hispanic identity among ethnic Mexicans in these communities and from the recognition by influential Anglo-Americans of the form's symbolic role. Plaza towns are more numerous in south Texas than elsewhere in the Hispanic-American borderlands. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-73
Number of pages18
JournalGeographical Review
Volume82
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992

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Arreola, D. D. (1992). Plaza towns of south Texas. Geographical Review, 82(1), 56-73.

Plaza towns of south Texas. / Arreola, D. D.

In: Geographical Review, Vol. 82, No. 1, 1992, p. 56-73.

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Arreola, DD 1992, 'Plaza towns of south Texas', Geographical Review, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. 56-73.
Arreola DD. Plaza towns of south Texas. Geographical Review. 1992;82(1):56-73.
Arreola, D. D. / Plaza towns of south Texas. In: Geographical Review. 1992 ; Vol. 82, No. 1. pp. 56-73.
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