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The Resource Felix Longoria's wake : bereavement, racism, and the rise of Mexican American activism, Patrick J. Carroll ; foreword by Jose ́E. Limoń

Felix Longoria's wake : bereavement, racism, and the rise of Mexican American activism, Patrick J. Carroll ; foreword by Jose ́E. Limoń

Label
Felix Longoria's wake : bereavement, racism, and the rise of Mexican American activism
Title
Felix Longoria's wake
Title remainder
bereavement, racism, and the rise of Mexican American activism
Statement of responsibility
Patrick J. Carroll ; foreword by Jose ́E. Limoń
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Carroll provides abundant evidence of the importance of the Longoria incident for Mexican Americans, for a rising Lyndon Johnson, for Texas politics, and, indirectly, for U.S. society. His insights ... have the potential of appealing to both historians and general readers, particularly those interested in Mexican American and/or Texas history."--Julie Leininger Pycior, author of Lyndon Johnson and Mexican Americans: The Paradox of Power Private First Class Felix Longoria earned a Bronze Service Star, a Purple Heart, a Good Conduct Medal, and a Combat Infantryman's badge for service in the Philippines during World War II. Yet the only funeral parlor in his hometown of Three Rivers, Texas, refused to hold a wake for the slain soldier because "the whites would not like it." Almost overnight, this act of discrimination became a defining moment in the rise of Mexican American activism. It launched Dr. Hector P. García and his newly formed American G.I. Forum into the vanguard of the Mexican civil rights movement, while simultaneously endangering and advancing the career of Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, who arranged for Longoria's burial with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. In this book, Patrick Carroll provides the first fully researched account of the Longoria controversy and its far-reaching consequences. Drawing on extensive documentary evidence and interviews with many key figures, including Dr. García and Mrs. Longoria, Carroll convincingly explains why the Longoria incident, though less severe than other acts of discrimination against Mexican Americans, ignited the activism of a whole range of interest groups from Argentina to Minneapolis. By putting Longoria's wake in a national and international context, he also clarifies why it became such a flash point for conflicting understandings of bereavement, nationalism, reason, and emotion between two powerful cultures--Mexicanidad and Americanism." .. From publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.868/7207644/09045
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F395.M5
LC item number
C37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History, culture, and society series
Label
Felix Longoria's wake : bereavement, racism, and the rise of Mexican American activism, Patrick J. Carroll ; foreword by Jose ́E. Limoń
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-261) and index
Contents
Only in South Texas: working and educational conditions in the Nueces Strip -- The incident -- The principal actors in the drama -- Mobilization of Nueces Basin Mexican and Anglo Towns -- State, national, and international politics -- The burial
Control code
50205577
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 270 p.
Isbn
9780292712492
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002010968
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2003. Clothbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Felix Longoria's wake : bereavement, racism, and the rise of Mexican American activism, Patrick J. Carroll ; foreword by Jose ́E. Limoń
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-261) and index
Contents
Only in South Texas: working and educational conditions in the Nueces Strip -- The incident -- The principal actors in the drama -- Mobilization of Nueces Basin Mexican and Anglo Towns -- State, national, and international politics -- The burial
Control code
50205577
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 270 p.
Isbn
9780292712492
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002010968
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2003. Clothbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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