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Literature as history : autobiography, testimonio, and the novel in the Chicano and Latino experience

Author: Mario T García
Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Literature as History represents a unique way to rethink history. Mario T. García, a leader in the field of Chicano history and one of the foremost historian of his generation, explores how Chicano historians can use Chicano and Latino literature as important historical sources.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario T García
ISBN: 9780816533558 0816533555
OCLC Number: 945549906
Description: 190 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The historian as autobiographer: Ramón Eduardo Ruiz Urueta's Memories of a hyphenated man --
Identity and gender in the Mexican American testimonio: the life and narrative of Frances Esquibel Tywoniak --
Transculturation, memory, and history: Mary Helen Ponce's Hoyt Street: an autobiography --
Americanization, ethnicity, and sexuality: the triple consciousness of Richard Rodriguez and John Rechy --
Beyond Chicanoism: gendered transitions and Central American women's autobiographies --
History, literature, and the Chicano working-class novel: a critical analysis of Alejandro Morales's The brick people --
The Mexican American search for identity: Ruben Salazar's unpublished novel, "A stranger's house" --
¡Raza sí! ¡guerra no!: a historical perspective on the Chicano antiwar movement in Stella Pope Duarte's Let their spirits dance.
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Offers a critical new path for Chicano and Latino history. Historian Mario T. Garcia analyses prominent works of Chicano fiction, nonfiction, and autobiographical literature to explore how they can  Read more...

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