Occupied America: A History Of Chicanos

Paperback | February 27, 2014

byRodolfo F. Acuna

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The most comprehensive book on Mexican Americans describing their political ascendancy


Authored by one of the most influential and highly-regarded voices of Chicano history and ethnic studies, Occupied America is the most definitive introduction to Chicano history.  This comprehensive overview of Chicano history is passionately written and extensively researched.  With a concise and engaged narrative, and timelines that give students a context for pivotal events in Chicano history, Occupied America illuminates the struggles and decisions that frame Chicano identity today.

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The most comprehensive book on Mexican Americans describing their political ascendancy Authored by one of the most influential and highly-regarded voices of Chicano history and ethnic studies, Occupied America is the most definitive introduction to Chicano history.  This comprehensive overview of Chicano history is passionately...

Rodolfo F. Acuña received his Ph.D. in 1968 from the University of Southern California in Latin American Studies. A teacher in the Los Angeles City Schools from 1958–1965, he transferred to community colleges, where he taught for three years. In 1969, Acuña was the founding chair of Chicano Studies at San Fernando Valley State (today ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 1.1 inPublished:February 27, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205880843

ISBN - 13:9780205880843

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Not Just Pyramids, Explorers, and Heroes

Chapter 2. The Occupation of Middle America

Chapter 3. Legacy of Hate: The Conquest of Mexico’s Northwest

Chapter 4. Remember the Alamo: The Colonization of Texas

Chapter 5. Freedom in a Cage: The Colonization of New Mexico

Chapter 6. Sonora Invaded: The Occupation of Arizona

Chapter 7. California Lost: Image and Reality

Chapter 8. Immigration, Labor, and Generational Change

Chapter 9. The 1920s: The Effects of World War I

Chapter 10. Mexican American Communities in the Making: The Depression Years

Chapter 11. World War II: The Betrayal of Promises Mexican Americans

Chapter 12. “Happy Days”: Chicano Communities Under Siege The Cold War 

Chapter 13. Goodbye America: The Chicano in the 1960s

Chapter 14. The 1970s and 1980s: Redefining the 1960s

Chapter 15. Becoming a National Minority: 1980—2001

Chapter 16. Losing Fear:  Decade of Struggle and Hope