Rethinking the Chicano Movement

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Routledge, Nov 13, 2014 - Social Science - 212 pages
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In the 1960s and 1970s, an energetic new social movement emerged among Mexican Americans. Fighting for civil rights and celebrating a distinct ethnic identity, the Chicano Movement had a lasting impact on the United States, from desegregation to bilingual education.

Rethinking the Chicano Movement provides an astute and accessible introduction to this vital grassroots movement. Bringing together different fields of research, this comprehensive yet concise narrative considers the Chicano Movement as a national, not just regional, phenomenon, and places it alongside the other important social movements of the era. Rodriguez details the many different facets of the Chicano movement, including college campuses, third-party politics, media, and art, and traces the development and impact of one of the most important post-WWII social movements in the United States.

 

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Contents

Editors Series Introduction
The Farm Workers in California
Chicanos and the War on Poverty
Chicano Students and Chicano
Newspapers and Ideas in the Chicano
Chicano Murals and Community Space
Rethinking to Move Forward
Bibliography
Index

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Marc Simon Rodriguez is Associate Professor of history at Portland State University and the managing editor of the Pacific Historical Review.