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

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

by Ruben Donato
     
 

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. Ruben 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… See more details below

Overview

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. Ruben 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.

About the Author:
Ruben Donato is Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the author of The Other Struggle for Equal Schools: Mexican Americans During the Civil Rights Era, also published by SUNY Press

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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     ix
Introduction     1
Thomas F. Mahony's "Mexican Welfare Committee"     13
Needed but Unwanted     29
The Klan, the Depression, and Intergroup Relations     49
Sugar Beets, Segregation, and Schools     65
Strangers Within     89
"No One Here to Put Us Down"     109
Conclusion     121
Notes     127
Bibliography     155
Index     171

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