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World War II and Mexican American civil rights

Author: Richard Griswold del Castillo
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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World War II marked a turning point for Mexican Americans that fundamentally changed their expectations about how they should be treated by the greater U.S. society. The experiences of fighting alongside white Americans in the military, as well as of working in factory jobs for wages equal to those of Anglo workers, made Mexican Americans less willing to tolerate the second-class citizenship that had been their lot  Read more...
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World War II and Mexican American civil rights.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607906328
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Griswold del Castillo
ISBN: 9780292717381 0292717385 9780292717398 0292717393
OCLC Number: 123029711
Description: viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Richard Griswold del Castillo --
Mexican Americans in 1940 : perceptions and conditions / Richard Steele --
The federal government discovers Mexican Americans / Richard Steele --
Violence in Los Angeles : Sleepy Lagoon, the zoot-suit riots, and the liberal response / Richard Steele --
The war and changing identities : personal transformations / Richard Griswold del Castillo --
Civil rights on the home front : leaders and organizations / Richard Griswold del Castillo --
Epilogue : Civil rights and the legacy of war / Richard Steele and Richard Griswold del Castillo.
Other Titles: World War Two and Mexican American civil rights
World War 2 and Mexican American civil rights
Responsibility: edited by Richard Griswold del Castillo.
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Investigates how the WWII experiences of Mexican Americans galvanized their struggle for civil rights and how the US government responded to the needs and aspirations of Mexican Americans. This book  Read more...

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