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Rewriting the Chicano Movement

New Histories of Mexican American Activism in the Civil Rights Era

Mario T. Garcia (editor) Ellen McCracken (editor)

ISBN: 9780816541454

Publication Date: Apr 2021

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

A collection of powerful new essays on the Chicano Movement that expand and revise our understanding of the movement. These essays capture the commitment, courage, and perseverance of movement activists, both men and women, and their struggles to achieve the promises of American democracy.
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The Chicano Movement, el movimiento, is known as the largest and most expansive civil rights and empowerment movement by Mexican Americans up to that time. It made Chicanos into major American political actors and laid the foundation for today's Latino political power. Rewriting the Chicano Movement is a collection of powerful new essays on the Chicano Movement that expand and revise our understanding of the movement. These essays capture the commitment, courage, and perseverance of movement activists, both men and women, and their struggles to achieve the promises of American democracy.

The essays in this volume broaden traditional views of the Chicano Movement that are too narrow and monolithic. Instead, the contributors to this book highlight the role of women in the movement, the regional and ideological diversification of the movement, and the various cultural fronts in which the movement was active. Rewriting the Chicano Movement stresses that there was no single Chicano Movement but instead a composite of movements committed to the same goal of Chicano self-determination. Scholars, students, and community activists interested in the history of the Chicano Movement can best start by reading this book.

Contributors: Holly Barnet-Sanchez, Tim Drescher, JesÚs Jesse Esparza, Patrick Fontes, Mario T. GarcÍa, Tiffany JasmÍn GonzÁlez, Ellen McCracken, Juan Pablo Mercado, Andrea MuÑoz, Michael Anthony Turcios, Omar Valerio-JimÉnez
Pages 280
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Apr 2021
Publisher The University of Arizona Press
Subject/s History of the Americas   Hispanic & Latino studies   Social & cultural history   Ethnic studies   Political activism   Civil rights & citizenship  
Mario T. Garcia is Distinguished Professor of Chicano Studies and History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of more than twenty books on Chicano history, most recently The Making of a Mexican American Mayor: Raymond L. Telles of El Paso and the Origins of Latino Political Power and Father Luis Olivares - A Biography: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles. He is a Guggenheim Fellow.

Ellen McCracken is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at University of California, Santa Barbara, specializing in U.S. Latino and Latin American literature. Her books include New Latina Narrative, The Life and Writing of Fray AngÉlico ChÁvez, and Paratexts and Performance in the Novels of Junot DÍaz and Sandra Cisneros.

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