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Brown-eyed children of the sun : lessons from the Chicano movement, 1965-1975 /
George Mariscal.
imprint
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2005.
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x, 348 p.
ISBN
0826338054 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c2005.
isbn
0826338054 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5606776
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2006-05-01:
Mariscal (Univ. of California, San Diego) has written a compelling new history of the origins of the Chicano movement, with a particular emphasis on college campus activity in its birthplace in Southern California. As a corrective to histories of the sixties that minimize, or entirely bypass, the extensive political activism that emerged among Mexican Americans, Mariscal draws on a variety of sources, including archival materials and oral histories. As a cultural history rather than a strictly chronological account, the book weaves a narrative that traces the movement's first moments, paying close attention to the way that the Cuban revolution was understood by activists and later, to the construction of the image of Cesar Chavez as well as to activists' attempts to create connections with African American activists. Among the book's most vivid chapters is the chapter on student struggles at UC San Diego leading to the creation of Third College as an experiment in non-Eurocentric education. A powerful complement to the now-classic text, Carlos Mu^D noz's Youth, Identity and Power: The Chicano Movement (CH, Mar'90, 27-4080). ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. General and undergraduate collections. G. Baiocchi University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Table of Contents
"Through a smoking glass darkly"p. 25
"Revolutionaries have no race"p. 53
"Tu querida presencia"p. 97
"Nonviolence is the only weapon"p. 140
"Brown and black together (as long as the sun and the moon shall shine)"p. 171
"To demand that the university work for our people"p. 210
"Ancients and (post)moderns"
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