The Chicano Movement: Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century

The Chicano Movement: Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century

by Mario T. Garcia
ISBN-10:
0415833094
ISBN-13:
9780415833097
Pub. Date:
04/11/2014
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Overview

The Chicano Movement: Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century

The largest social movement by people of Mexican descent in the U.S. to date, the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s linked civil rights activism with a new, assertive ethnic identity: Chicano Power!
Beginning with the farmworkers' struggle led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, the Movement expanded to urban areas throughout the Southwest, Midwest and Pacific Northwest, as a generation of self-proclaimed Chicanos fought to empower their communities. Recently, a new generation of historians has produced an explosion of interesting work on the Movement.

The Chicano Movement: Perspectives from the Twenty-First
Century
collects the various strands of this research into one readable collection, exploring the contours of the Movement while disputing the idea of it being one monolithic group. Bringing the story up through the
1980s, The Chicano Movement introduces students to the impact of the Movement, and enables them to expand their understanding of what it means to be an activist, a Chicano, and an American.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415833097
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/11/2014
Series: New Directions in American History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 932,109
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword: The Chicano Movement: Does Anyone Care about What Happened 40 Years Ago?
Jorge Mariscal

Introduction: The Chicano Movement and Chicano Historiography
Mario T. García

Part One: Community Struggles

1. "All I Want is that He Be Punished": Border Patrol Violence, Women’s Voices and Chicano Activism in Early 1970s San Diego
Jimmy Patiño

2. Reinscribing the Voices of La Gente in the Narrative of the Chicano Movement
Lorena V. Márquez

3. "Hoo-ray Gonzales!" Civil Rights Protest and Chicano Politics in Bakersfield, 1965-1974
Oliver Rosales

4. Alicia Escalante, The Chicana Welfare Rights Organization, and the Chicano Movement
Rosie Bermúdez

5. Chicana/o Movement Grassroots Leftists and Radical Electoral Politics in Los Angeles, 1970-1980
José G. Moreno

6. ¡Ya Basta! The Struggle for Justice and Equality: The Chicano Power Movement in Oxnard, California
Luis H. Moreno

Part Two: The Student Movement

7. The Ideological Struggle for Chicana/o Unity and Power: A Short History of California M.E.Ch.A.
Gustavo Licón

8. Understanding the Role of Conflict, Factionalism, and Schism in the Development of the Chicano Student Movement: The Mexican American Student Association and La Vida Nueva at East Los Angeles College
Marisol Moreno

Part Three: Geographic Diversity and the Chicano Movement

9. San Antonio Chicano Organizers (SACO): Labor Activists and El Movimiento

Max Krochmal

10. "We Are a Distinct People": Defending Difference in Schools through the Chicano Movement in Michigan, 1966-1980

Nora Salas

11. Sin Fronteras: An Oral History of a Chicana Activist in Oregon during the Chicano Movement

Norma Cárdenas

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