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Product Details

  • Series: Texas A&M Southwestern Studies (Book 12)
  • Hardcover: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0890969175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0890969175
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,301,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“ . . . The author succeeds in providing us with a first-rate portrayal of that generation. . . . This is the first political study on this period of Mexican American history, and the book has no competitors . . . a unique and outstanding book. It is the author’s very clear explanation of the historical background, upbringing, ideological mindset, and pursued goals of these leaders that permits scholars to fill the gap in Tejano history between approximately 1960 and 1966. Kudos to the author.”--Arnold De Leon, Professor, Angelo State University
(Arnold De Leon, Professor, Angelo State University)

About the Author

Ignacio M. Garcia, associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, is the author of several books and articles on Chicano politics. He has been a correspondent for the San Antonio Express-News and the Tucson Citizen, as well as editor of Nuestro magazine.

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By Robert(o) on October 7, 2012
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I purchased this book for a Latino Politics class I am taking. It was a great read. The era was significant to Latinos in politics in the US and the Viva Kennedy clubs created the pathway for many Latinos in office today. The book was in great shape for the price. Thanks!
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More About the Author

At the moment I am the Lemuel Hardison Redd, Jr. Professor of Western & Latino History at Brigham Young University. I have authored six scholarly history books, five of which are about Chicano/Mexican American politics and civil rights. My latest book scheduled for the fall is titled "When Mexicans Could Play Ball," a history of my high school in Texas that won several state titles in basketball during a time of segregation and much discrimination.

My newest project is "Can Tho A Story of Love & War," a novel based on my experiences in Viet Nam where I was a combat medic and headed an emergency room in the Mekong Delta. I was there in 1971-72. I grew up in San Antonio and went to Sidney Lanier High School, and after the army attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas. For several years I was a journalist, working for several newspaper and also as an editor for Nuestro Magazine. I once covered the war in Central America. I then got my Ph.D. in history at the University of Arizona.

I have always had a great interest in writing fiction, having published numerous short stories. I have decided to do more fiction even as I continue my scholarly work.

Over the next couple of years I plan to write a major work on the Chicano/Latino civil rights movement and also finish a memoir.

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