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The Resource Chicano politics : reality and promise, 1940-1990, Juan Gómez-Quiñones

Chicano politics : reality and promise, 1940-1990, Juan Gómez-Quiñones

Label
Chicano politics : reality and promise, 1940-1990
Title
Chicano politics
Title remainder
reality and promise, 1940-1990
Statement of responsibility
Juan Gómez-Quiñones
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This political history of Mexican Americans analyzes and interprets the last fifty years in the movimiento. Written by a leading Chicano historian who spent many years as an activist, this study evolved from Juan Gómez-Quiñones's participation and reflection.Examined are the leaders and organizations that waged struggles for political rights as well as the evolution of their goals and strategies. Beginning in the 1940s, Mexican Americans viewed the advocacy process in party politics, coupled with the selected use of the courts, as effective means to redress problems. But by the mid-1930s, the persistence of discrimination, inequality, and poverty led many to question the so-called gains make through piecemeal reform. A new style of politics, based on wide mobilization and an insistence upon democratic rights, coalesced into an ethnic populism known as the Chicano movement. Today, the Mexican American community in the United States remains committed to securing a more socially just life, But its political expression is often confused because, in the jumble of competing voices and self-serving conservatism, the true majority of the Mexican American community--the workers--are often overlooked and unheeded."--Back cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
G634 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Calvin P. Horn lectures in western history and culture
Label
Chicano politics : reality and promise, 1940-1990, Juan Gómez-Quiñones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 215-253
Contents
  • Mexican American politics
  • The promise and the reality from 1941 to the 1960s
  • Liberalism: the Chicano movement and its organizations from the 1960s to the 1970s
  • Conservatism: new players and strategies from the 1970s to the 1980s
  • Current perspectives: empowerment
  • Conclusion: resolution of the moment
Control code
21118790
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
265 p.
Isbn
9780826312044
Lccn
90031486
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased by the Hispanic Writers Endowment. With dust jacket.
Label
Chicano politics : reality and promise, 1940-1990, Juan Gómez-Quiñones
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 215-253
Contents
  • Mexican American politics
  • The promise and the reality from 1941 to the 1960s
  • Liberalism: the Chicano movement and its organizations from the 1960s to the 1970s
  • Conservatism: new players and strategies from the 1970s to the 1980s
  • Current perspectives: empowerment
  • Conclusion: resolution of the moment
Control code
21118790
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
265 p.
Isbn
9780826312044
Lccn
90031486
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased by the Hispanic Writers Endowment. With dust jacket.

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