Making Mexico: Legal Nationality, Chinese Race, and the 1930 Population Census

  title={Making Mexico: Legal Nationality, Chinese Race, and the 1930 Population Census},
  author={Kif Augustine-Adams},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  pages={113 - 144}
“Take the census; make the country. Let's do both together!” “Hacer censos, es hacer Patria. Ayúdenos a hacerlos” cajoled one bold, bright poster in the days before May 15, 1930 when census takers dispersed across Mexico to count its inhabitants. Other placards similarly played on multiple meanings for the verb “hacer”—to make or to do: “Taking a census will make the country …” “Hagamos censos y haremos patria…” At the same time, within that collective nation-building, a census jingle affirmed… 
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