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The Resource Democratizing Texas politics : race, identity, and Mexican American empowerment, 1945-2002, by Benjamin Márquez

Democratizing Texas politics : race, identity, and Mexican American empowerment, 1945-2002, by Benjamin Márquez

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Democratizing Texas politics : race, identity, and Mexican American empowerment, 1945-2002
Title
Democratizing Texas politics
Title remainder
race, identity, and Mexican American empowerment, 1945-2002
Statement of responsibility
by Benjamin Márquez
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1940 there were virtually no Mexican American elected officials in Texas at any level of government. By the turn of the century that was no longer true. In fact, Mexican Americans in Texas had effectively reached parity with their white counterparts in elected office. This book tells the story of this dramatic transition in Texas politics and seeks to explain it utilizing original archival research, hours of interviews with leading figures, and the collected letters of some of Texas' most important politicians and activists. The departure from a racially uniform political class in Texas to incorporate Mexican Americans was slow and difficult. Mexican Americans rarely won easy victories and the concessions they received were often yielded with reluctance. Threatened with racial tension, minority status and political exclusion, it is perhaps surprising that Mexican Americans were so successfully incorporated. I argue that their incorporation was the culmination of six interrelated political processes: the long history of political organization among Mexican Americans in Texas that had established an effective corps of leaders, an increasing proportion of the voting-age population, new Democratic Party policies developed to increase the representation of women and minorities, a reinvigorated Republican Party that absorbed conservative voters and weakened resistance to racial reform in the Democratic Party, the civil rights legislation of the 1960s, and finally, an alliance with Anglo liberals that facilitated the transition to a more representative two-party system in Texas"--
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TR7RH
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1953-
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Marquez, Benjamin
Dewey number
976.4/063
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
F395.M5
LC item number
M367 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture
Series volume
number forty
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  • Mexican Americans
  • Texas
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Mexican Americans
  • Politics and government
  • Texas
Label
Democratizing Texas politics : race, identity, and Mexican American empowerment, 1945-2002, by Benjamin Márquez
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Mexican Americans and Social Change -- 2. The 1950s-A Decade in Flux -- 3. The Dilemmas of Ethnic Solidarity -- 4. The Quiet Revolution -- 5. A Two-Party State -- 6. Tony Sánchez for Governor -- 7. The Long and Grinding Road -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
899045617
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292753853
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3443713
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt4kgwzq
  • 166f76e4-10d9-4f47-b4b0-d32c4d20aa30
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899045617
Label
Democratizing Texas politics : race, identity, and Mexican American empowerment, 1945-2002, by Benjamin Márquez
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Mexican Americans and Social Change -- 2. The 1950s-A Decade in Flux -- 3. The Dilemmas of Ethnic Solidarity -- 4. The Quiet Revolution -- 5. A Two-Party State -- 6. Tony Sánchez for Governor -- 7. The Long and Grinding Road -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
899045617
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292753853
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3443713
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt4kgwzq
  • 166f76e4-10d9-4f47-b4b0-d32c4d20aa30
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899045617

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