· The paper will engage deeply with the course readings to develop and support your thesis. Outside sources will not be needed or accepted for this paper. All sources must be included in the bibliography.
· The paper will be concise and thoughtful. It will have a solid thesis with thoughtful analysis and proper citation of sources and a bibliography that follows MLA format.
· The paper should be no longer than the page limit, excluding your bibliography.
· The paper will be double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman (1″ margins).
· If you do not know MLA or do not own an MLA style guide you can view the style guide at the following website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
· If you have any questions, please contact your TA.

The central concern of this course is to better understand the formation and development of Chicana/o and Mexican origin people historically, socially, politically and economically as they have intersected with other people’s histories. In this course, we have examined the origins and consequences of contact, conquest, war, state land management, slavery, and coerced labor and their effects on the formation of Chicana/o peoples. We have also begun to understand the relationship between the formation and construction of race and social and economic inequality. Therefore, this midterm asks that you engage the readings in relation to the method by which we are learning about Chicana/os and other people of color: the interaction between History (Capital), Law, & Ideology.
Keeping in mind the goals of the course, write an essay for each of the following two questions:
1.) Why and How are Chicana/o people formed as racial subjects? Why and How do legal and extra-legal mechanisms intersect to form Chicana/os racial subjects? Provide and analyze 3 specific examples from across the readings that help you to understand how the Chicana/o subject is constructed through, Capital/History, Law, and Ideology. (3 pages

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