Raza Si! Guerra No!: Chicano Protest and Patriotism during the Viet Nam War Era / Edition 1

Raza Si! Guerra No!: Chicano Protest and Patriotism during the Viet Nam War Era / Edition 1

by Lorena Oropeza
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520241959

ISBN-13: 9780520241954

Pub. Date: 04/25/2005

Publisher: University of California Press


This incisive and elegantly written examination of Chicano antiwar mobilization demonstrates how the pivotal experience of activism during the Viet Nam War era played itself out among Mexican Americans. ¡Raza Sí! ¡Guerra No! presents an engaging portrait of Chicano protest and patriotism. On a deeper level, the book considers larger themes of

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This incisive and elegantly written examination of Chicano antiwar mobilization demonstrates how the pivotal experience of activism during the Viet Nam War era played itself out among Mexican Americans. ¡Raza Sí! ¡Guerra No! presents an engaging portrait of Chicano protest and patriotism. On a deeper level, the book considers larger themes of American nationalism and citizenship and the role of minorities in the military service, themes that remain pertinent today. Lorena Oropeza's exploration of the evolution, political trajectory, and eventual implosion of the Chicano campaign against the war in Viet Nam encompasses a fascinating meditation on Mexican Americans' political and cultural orientations, loyalties, and sense of status and place in American society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520241954
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/25/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on Terminology

Introduction
1. “To Be Better and More Loyal Citizens”: A Tradition of Mexican American Activism
2. “New Wind from the Southwest”: Questioning a Political Tradition
3. “Branches of the Same Tree”: Aztlán and Viet Nam
4. “I’d Rather Have My Sons Die for La Raza . . . than in Vietnam”: The Making of a Moratorium
5. “A Common Goal”: The Chicano Moratorium March of August 1970
Epilogue

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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