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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||New Directions in American History Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
Table of Contents
Foreword: The Chicano Movement: Does Anyone Care about What Happened 40 Years Ago?
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
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
4. Alicia Escalante, The Chicana Welfare Rights Organization, and the Chicano Movement
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.
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
Part Three: Geographic Diversity and the Chicano Movement
9. San Antonio Chicano Organizers (SACO): Labor Activists and El Movimiento
10. "We Are a Distinct People": Defending Difference in Schools through the Chicano Movement in Michigan, 1966-1980
11. Sin Fronteras: An Oral History of a Chicana Activist in Oregon during the Chicano Movement