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The Resource Quixote's soldiers : a local history of the Chicano movement, 1966-1981, David Montejano

Quixote's soldiers : a local history of the Chicano movement, 1966-1981, David Montejano

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Quixote's soldiers : a local history of the Chicano movement, 1966-1981
Title
Quixote's soldiers
Title remainder
a local history of the Chicano movement, 1966-1981
Statement of responsibility
David Montejano
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • Through the history of the Chicano movement in San Antonio, Montejano tells a story of social and political change that played out across the Southwest in cities such as Albuquerque, Denver, and Los Angeles. This local history was part of the national political transformation that ended the last legal-political vestiges of Jim Crow segregation and made the United States a more inclusive society
  • "David Montejano has written a well-researched and clearly argued study of the interaction among members of different social backgrounds in San Antonio's Chicano community during the turbulent and politically creative years of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He has augmented extensive archival research (especially in the papers of Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez) with effective use of secondary works by other sociologists and historians and his own fieldwork. This book will be of interest not only to historians of Mexican American urban life and Chicano struggles for civil rights, but also to anyone interested in the politics of the Vietnam War era." Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century Edited by David Montejano
  • The various protest movements that together constituted the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s urged a "politics of inclusion" to bring Mexican Americans into the mainstream of United States political and social life This volume of ten specially commissioned essays assesses the post-movement years, asking, "What went wrong?," "What went right?," and "Where are we now?" Collectively, the essays offer a wide-ranging portrayal of the complex situation of Mexican Americans at the start of the twenty-first century. Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986
  • "Because Montejano so astutely understands the historical forces that formed Texas as a whole, his book is indispensable to any serious student of Texas history."--Texas Observer --Book Jacket
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1948-
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Montejano, David
Dewey number
305.8968/720730764351
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.S2119
LC item number
M51736 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture
Series volume
no. 26
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Chicano movement
  • San Antonio (Tex.)
  • San Antonio (Tex.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Chicano movement
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • Texas
Label
Quixote's soldiers : a local history of the Chicano movement, 1966-1981, David Montejano
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The leaking caste system -- Barrios at war -- Organizing unity -- A congressman reacts -- Kill the gringos! -- The Berets rise up -- Women creating space -- Batos claiming legitimacy -- Fragmenting elements -- Several wrong turns -- A transformation -- Appendix: On interpreting the Chicano movement -- Notes -- Glossary
Control code
649480107
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 344 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292792883
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations, maps
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649480107
Label
Quixote's soldiers : a local history of the Chicano movement, 1966-1981, David Montejano
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Introduction -- The leaking caste system -- Barrios at war -- Organizing unity -- A congressman reacts -- Kill the gringos! -- The Berets rise up -- Women creating space -- Batos claiming legitimacy -- Fragmenting elements -- Several wrong turns -- A transformation -- Appendix: On interpreting the Chicano movement -- Notes -- Glossary
Control code
649480107
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 344 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292792883
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8wjf0
  • f9a7d1a6-0132-47a4-b8b0-2485d1c51b08
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649480107

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