Mexicans and Hispanos in Colorado Schools and Communities, 1920-1960

Mexicans and Hispanos in Colorado Schools and Communities, 1920-1960

by Ruben Donato
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791469670

ISBN-13: 9780791469675

Pub. Date: 01/04/2007

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Examines the social and educational experiences of Mexicans and Hispanos in Colorado from 1920 to 1960.

Until now, much of what has been written about Mexican American educational history has focused on California and Texas, while Colorado’s story has remained largely untold. Rubén Donato recounts the social and educational history of Mexicans

Overview

Examines the social and educational experiences of Mexicans and Hispanos in Colorado from 1920 to 1960.

Until now, much of what has been written about Mexican American educational history has focused on California and Texas, while Colorado’s story has remained largely untold. Rubén Donato recounts the social and educational history of Mexicans and Hispanos (descendents of Spanish troops who came to the region in the late 1500s) in Colorado from 1920 to 1960. He examines both groups’ experiences in sugar beet towns, the experiences of Hispanos in Anglo American–controlled towns, and the Hispano experience in a historically Hispano-controlled town. Donato argues that whoever possessed power at the local level determined who ran the schools, who administered them, who taught in them, who succeeded in them, and what sorts of social and academic environments were created.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791469675
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/04/2007
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Thomas F. Mahony's "Mexican Welfare Committee"

2. Needed but Unwanted

3. The Klan, the Depression, and Intergroup Relations

4. Sugar Beets, Segregation, and Schools

5. Strangers Within

6. "No One Here to Put Us Down"

Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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