Mexican Americans - American Mexicans: From Conquistadors to Chicanos

Mexican Americans - American Mexicans: From Conquistadors to Chicanos

by Matt S. Meier, Feliciano Ribera
     
 

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In the years since the first edition of this important study was published, the changes in the Mexican American community in the United States have been great indeed. This extensively revised edition-with a new title-includes expanded chapters on these new developments of the recent past: the Chicano Movimiento of the late sixties and seventies; their

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In the years since the first edition of this important study was published, the changes in the Mexican American community in the United States have been great indeed. This extensively revised edition-with a new title-includes expanded chapters on these new developments of the recent past: the Chicano Movimiento of the late sixties and seventies; their considerable political and economic achievements; improvements in immigration law; the creative explosion in literature and the fine arts; the increased role of Chicanas; the rise and decline of four great leaders-César Chávez, "Corky" Gonzales, Reies López Tijerina, and José Angel Gutiérrez. An extensive account of the pre-Columbian world and the impact of the early Spanish explorers and settlers takes note of new findings and interpretations.

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“Clear, balanced, and brief, this is the book of choice.” —David J. Weber, Southern Methodist University

Mexican Americans/American Mexicans is the most coherent and useful text in Chicano history.” —Mario T. Garcia, University of California, Santa Barbara

“Meier and Ribera have freshly updated their classic The Chicanos, and now offer a highly readable and balanced introduction to a complex and important topic. Mexican Americans/American Mexicans should be especially welcome in the classroom..” —James A. Sandos, University of Redlands

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This revised edition of The Chicanos , first published in 1972, examines Mexican-American history from the time of the Spanish conquistadors to the Civil Rights movement and recent immigration laws. (Feb.)
Library Journal
Published in 1972 as The Chicanos , this title afforded Meier and Ribera high praise, including that of LJ 's reviewer, who felt the book ``places Mexican-Americans in a better perspective than has previously been the case'' ( LJ 8/72). For this edition, the authors have updated the information by including 40 percent new material. For public and academic libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809015597
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
American Century Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
748,920
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Matt S. Meier taught history at Santa Clara University.

Feliciano Ribera is professor of history at San Jose State University.

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