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Fighting their own battles : Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the struggle for civil rights in Texas

Author: Brian D Behnken
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fighting Their Own Battles: Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian D Behnken
ISBN: 9780807834787 0807834785 9781469618951 1469618958 9780807877876 0807877875
OCLC Number: 668197699
Description: xix, 347 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Advancing the cause of democracy : the origins of protest in the long civil rights movement --
Sleeping on another man's wounds : the battle for integrated schools in the 1950s --
Nothing but victory can stop us : direct action and political action in the early 1960s --
Venceremos : the evolution of civil rights in the mid-1960s --
Am I my brother's keeper? : ecumenical activism in the Lone Star State --
The day of nonviolence is past : the era of Brown power and Black power in Texas --
Pawns, puppets, and scapegoats : school desegregation in the late 1960s and early 1970s --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Brian D. Behnken.

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A much needed monograph on the history of the African American and Mexican American Civil Rights movements in Texas.--"Southwestern Historical Quarterly"

 
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