La Raza Unida Party

Author: Armando Navarro

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439905584

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 7262

A comprehensive study of an ethnic political movement.
Posted in Political Science

United We Win

The Rise and Fall of La Raza Unida Party

Author: Ignacio M. García

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 9820

Clearly, Ignacio M. Garcia has written a sympathetic history of the movement, critically describing conditions of the sixties and seventies and clarifying the outstanding issues and personalities in the Mexican American community of the Southwest. . . Garcia's passionate and insightful contribution cannot be overlooked as a source of factual information and analysis.—New Mexico Historical Review "Garcia's history of La Raza Unida party is a labor of love."—Journal of the Southwest "This book is an insightful, intensive, and interesting report on the origin, development, and demise of the 'party of the united people.' . . . The author['s] most noteworthy contribution may well be in the richness of the details of the party's history and in providing these documented dates, figures, personalities, and events as no one else has or perhaps can." —Southwestern Historical Quarterly "This book is must reading for students of the Chicano-Hispanic community, especially those living in the southwestern U.S. and in the larger cities throughout our country. For this piece of Chicano history is essential to understanding this most important section of our multi-cultural, multi-national U.S. working class." —People's Weekly World
Posted in History

La Raza Unida Party in Texas

Speeches

Author: Mario Compean,José Angel Gutiérrez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mexican Americans

Page: 15

View: 8766

Posted in Mexican Americans

"ÁMi Raza Primero!" (My People First!)

Nationalism, Identity, and Insurgency in the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles, 1966-1978

Author: Ernesto Chvez,Ernesto Chávez

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520935969

Category: History

Page: 183

View: 5770

" Mi Raza Primero! "is the first book to examine the Chicano movement's development in one locale-in this case Los Angeles, home of the largest population of people of Mexican descent outside of Mexico City. Ernesto Chavez focuses on four organizations that constituted the heart of the movement: The Brown Berets, the Chicano Moratorium Committee, La Raza Unida Party, and the Centro de Accion Social Autonomo, commonly known as CASA. Chavez examines and chronicles the ideas and tactics of the insurgency's leaders and their followers who, while differing in their goals and tactics, nonetheless came together as Chicanos and reformers. Deftly combining personal recollection and interviews of movement participants with an array of archival, newspaper, and secondary sources, Chavez provides an absorbing account of the events that constituted the Los Angeles-based Chicano movement. At the same time he offers insights into the emergence and the fate of the movement elsewhere. He presents a critical analysis of the concept of Chicano nationalism, an idea shared by all leaders of the insurgency, and places it within a larger global and comparative framework. Examining such variables as gender, class, age, and power relationships, this book offers a sophisticated consideration of how ethnic nationalism and identity functioned in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s."
Posted in History

Texas Raza Unida Party

1974 state convention, Houston, Tex., September 21-22

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 12

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Youth, Identity, Power

The Chicano Movement

Author: Carlos Muñoz

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860919131

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 2294

Youth, Identity, Power is a study of the origins and development of Chicano radicalism in America. Written by a leader of the Chicano Student Movement of the 1960s who also played a role in the creation of the wider Chicano Power Movement, this is the first fill-length work to appear on the subject. It fills an important gap in the history of political protest in the United States. The author places the Chicano movement in the wider context of the political development of Mexicans and their descendants in the US, tracing the emergence of Chicano student activists in the 1930s and their initial challenge to the dominant racial and class ideologies of the time. Munoz then documents the rise and fall of the Chicano Power Movement, situating the student protests of the sixties within the changing political scene of the time, and assessing the movement's contribution to the cultural development of the Chicano population as a whole. He concludes with an account of Chicano politics in the 1980s. Youth, Identity, Power was named an Outstanding Book on Human Rights in the United States by the Gustavus Myers Center in 1990.
Posted in History

Armed with a ballot

the rise of La Raza Unida Party in Texas

Author: Ignacio M. García

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

View: 3718

Posted in Social Science

The Tejano Diaspora

Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin

Author: Marc Simon Rodriguez

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807877662

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7524

Each spring during the 1960s and 1970s, a quarter million farm workers left Texas to travel across the nation, from the Midwest to California, to harvest America's agricultural products. During this migration of people, labor, and ideas, Tejanos established settlements in nearly all the places they traveled to for work, influencing concepts of Mexican Americanism in Texas, California, Wisconsin, Michigan, and elsewhere. In The Tejano Diaspora, Marc Simon Rodriguez examines how Chicano political and social movements developed at both ends of the migratory labor network that flowed between Crystal City, Texas, and Wisconsin during this period. Rodriguez argues that translocal Mexican American activism gained ground as young people, activists, and politicians united across the migrant stream. Crystal City, well known as a flash point of 1960s-era Mexican Americanism, was a classic migrant sending community, with over 80 percent of the population migrating each year in pursuit of farm work. Wisconsin, which had a long tradition of progressive labor politics, provided a testing ground for activism and ideas for young movement leaders. By providing a view of the Chicano movement beyond the Southwest, Rodriguez reveals an emergent ethnic identity, discovers an overlooked youth movement, and interrogates the meanings of American citizenship.
Posted in Social Science

A Gringo Manual on How to Handle Mexicans

Author: José Angel Gutiérrez

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781611921588

Category: Civil rights movements

Page: 139

View: 615

José Angel Gutiérrez is the firebrand civil rights leader of the 1960s and 70s who succeeded in making a minority-based political party a reality in Texas and various other states. In 1970, Gutiérrez led la Raza Unida Party to stunning victories in Crystal City, Texas, and surrounding communities, with Mexican Americans winning all contested seats on the city council and school board, seats held for decades by Anglos. One of the four great leaders of the Chicano Movement, Gutiérrez, along with César Chávez, Reies López Tijerina, and Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales, made national calls for militancy and unity, penned nationalist manifestoes, and forced political and educational reform at national and regional levels. Despite Gutiérrezs total commitment to la causa, he found time to write in order to share his political wisdom. Originally self-published during the head of the Chicano Movement, A Gringo Manual on How to Handle Mexicans, now expanded and revised, is a humorous and irreverent manual meant to educate grassroots leaders in practical strategies for community organization, leadership, and negotiation. With tongue in cheek, Gutiérrez attacks the authorities and sacred cows that caused Chicanos anxiety for decades. The manual is a classic in Chicano politics and as a political self-help recipe book. It remains as relevant today as when it was originally published in the early 1970s.
Posted in Civil rights movements

Quixote's Soldiers

A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966–1981

Author: David Montejano

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292778643

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 1305

In the mid-1960s, San Antonio, Texas, was a segregated city governed by an entrenched Anglo social and business elite. The Mexican American barrios of the west and south sides were characterized by substandard housing and experienced seasonal flooding. Gang warfare broke out regularly. Then the striking farmworkers of South Texas marched through the city and set off a social movement that transformed the barrios and ultimately brought down the old Anglo oligarchy. In Quixote's Soldiers, David Montejano uses a wealth of previously untapped sources, including the congressional papers of Henry B. Gonzalez, to present an intriguing and highly readable account of this turbulent period. Montejano divides the narrative into three parts. In the first part, he recounts how college student activists and politicized social workers mobilized barrio youth and mounted an aggressive challenge to both Anglo and Mexican American political elites. In the second part, Montejano looks at the dynamic evolution of the Chicano movement and the emergence of clear gender and class distinctions as women and ex-gang youth struggled to gain recognition as serious political actors. In the final part, Montejano analyzes the failures and successes of movement politics. He describes the work of second-generation movement organizations that made possible a new and more representative political order, symbolized by the election of Mayor Henry Cisneros in 1981.
Posted in Social Science

Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztlan

Struggles and Change

Author: Armando Navarro

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759114749

Category: Political Science

Page: 768

View: 1116

This exciting new volume from Armando Navarro offers the most current and comprehensive political history of the Mexicano experience in the United States. Viewing Mexicanos today as an occupied and colonized people, Navarro calls for the formation of a new movement to reinvigorate the struggle for resistance and change. His book is a valuable resource for social activists and instructors in Latino politics, U.S. race relations, and social movements.
Posted in Political Science

The Chicano Generation

Testimonios of the Movement

Author: Mario T. García

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520286014

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 530

"This is the story of the historic Chicano Movement in Los Angeles during the late 1960s and 1970s. The Chicano Movement was the largest civil rights and empowerment movement in the history of Mexican Americans in the United States. The movement was led by a new generation of political activists calling themselves Chicanos, a countercultural barrio term. This book is the story of three key activists, Raul Ruiz, Gloria Arellanes, and Rosalio Muanoz, who through oral history related their experiences as movement activist to historian Mario T. Garcaia. As first-person autobiographical narratives, these stories put a human face to this profound social movement and provide a life-story perspective as to why these individuals became activists"--Provided by publisher.
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Chicano Manual on How to Handle Gringos

Author: José Angel Gutiérrez

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781611920932

Category: Civil rights movements

Page: 240

View: 9113

Literary Nonfiction. Latino/Latina Studies. This manual penned by the founder of the only successful Hispanic political party, La Raza Unida, brings together an impressive breadth of models to either follow or avoid. Quite often, Gutierrez's voice is not only the seasoned voive of reason, but also that of humor, wry wit and satire. If nothing else, A CHICANO MANUAL ON HOW TO HANDLE GRINGOS is a wonderful survey of the Chicano and Latino community on the move in all spheres of life in the United States on the very eve of its demographic and cultural ascendancy.
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Mexicans in the Making of America

Author: Neil Foley

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674048482

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 3758

America has always been a composite of racially blended peoples, never a purely white Anglo-Protestant nation. The Mexican American historian Neil Foley offers a sweeping view of the evolution of Mexican America, from a colonial outpost on Mexico’s northern frontier to a twenty-first-century people integral to the nation they have helped build.
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The Making of a Chicano Militant

Lessons from Cristal

Author: Jose Angel Gutierrez

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299159841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

View: 7154

The author recounts his reasons for becoming a political activist, and reviews what progress he has made
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

La Raza Unida

Michigan

Author: Raza Unida Party (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mexican Americans

Page: 79

View: 4852

Posted in Mexican Americans