Blowout!: Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice / Edition 1

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Overview

This fascinating oral history transcribed and presented in Castro's voice by historian Mario T. Garcia, is a compelling, highly readable narrative of Castro, a young boy growing up in Los Angeles who made history by his leadership in the blowouts and in his career as a dedicated and committed teacher.
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Editorial Reviews

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"A worthy learning experience. Solidly researched, with extensive notes, photographs, and a valuable appendix of Chicano historiography. Highly recommended. All levels/libraries."--Choice

"The book fills an important place in the history of the Chicano movement."--The Latin American Review of Books

"This book is an important contribution to Chicano history and the field of American education."--The El Paso Times

"The influence of [Castro's] teaching methods and the walkouts resonate today, underscoring the importance of this publication in Chicano and U.S. History."--49th Parallel

"An excellent read for casual readers as well as serious students of the Chicano experience, education, the history of the 1960s, leadership development, and California history. It will make an excellent choice for undergraduate classroom use and reading lists."--Western Historical Quarterly

"A compelling story of individual courage and commitment personified by Sal Castro. . . . A masterful and inspirational life story that is brilliantly contextualized by the larger Chicano Movement."--Journal of American Studies

"This book is a significant contribution to the literature of the Chicano/a movement."--Journal of American History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807834480
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,417,858
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mario T. Garcia is professor of Chicana/o studies and adjunct professor in history and religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Sal Castro is an American educator and activist.

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