Occupied America: A History of Chicanos

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Harper & Row, 1988 - Social Science - 475 pages
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Occupied America was the first book published for the growing interest in Chicano history developing across the country. The Fourth Edition has been completely updated, and includes a significant amount of new material on Mexican American history as well as a new chapter which explores the period before 1821.

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What did you get taught about American history? Oh Mr Columbus discovered a new world! Well this is the other portion of history. Yes it seems to be written from a biased point of view (as I was told ... Read full review

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This book was banned in Arizona. I believe every American should read it. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Rodolfo F. Acuna is a professor of Chicana/o studies at California State University, Northridge. As an activist, scholar, and founder of the largest Chicana/o studies department in the nation, he has been a contributor to the Mexican American community for decades. He has been honored with numerous awards, among them three Gustavus Myers awards for outstanding books on race relations in North America and is the winner of a Choice outstanding Academic Title Award. Among his best-known books are Occupied America: A History of Chicanos, which is now in its 7th edition; Anything but Mexican: Chicanos in Contemporary Los Angeles; and most recently, Corridors of Migration.

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