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[Un]framing the "Bad Woman"

Sor Juana, Malinche, Coyolxauhqui, and Other Rebels with a Cause

by Alicia Gaspar de Alba

"What the women I write about have in common is that they are all rebels with a cause, and I see myself represented in their mirror," asserts Alicia Gaspar de Alba. Looking back across a career in which she has written novels, poems, and ...

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¡Chicana Power!

Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement

by Maylei Blackwell

The first book-length study of women's involvement in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, ¡Chicana Power! tells the powerful story of the emergence of Chicana feminism within student and community-based organizations throughout ...

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A Cuban in Mayberry

Looking Back at America's Hometown

by Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Half a century after viewers first watched a father and son walking to the local fishing hole, whistling a simple, yet unforgettable, tune, The Andy Griffith Show remains one of the most popular sitcoms in the history of American television. ...

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A Promising Problem

The New Chicana/o History

by Carlos Kevin Blanton

Chicana/o history has reached an intriguing juncture. While academic and intellectual studies are embracing new, highly nuanced perspectives on race, class, gender, education, identity, and community, the field itself continues to be viewed as a

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A Race for the Future

How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic Americans

by Mike Gonzalez

<b>A landmark work examining the impact of Hispanic immigration on American politics, with a blueprint for what conservatives must do to recapture the American electorate.</b><br>  <br> Since 1965, millions of people have come to<b> </b>this ...

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A Shared Future

Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

by Richard L. Wood & Brad R. Fulton

<div>Faith-based community organizers have spent decades working for greater equality in American society, and more recently have become significant players in shaping health care, finance, and immigration reform at the highest levels of ...

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Academic Profiling

Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

by Gilda L. Ochoa

<DIV><P>Today the achievement gap is hotly debated among pundits, politicians, and educators. In particular this conversation often focuses on the two fastest-growing demographic groups in the United States: Asian Americans and Latinos. In ...

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Adela Sloss-Vento

Writer, Political Activist, and Civil Rights Pioneer

by Arnoldo Carlos Vento

<span><span>This work probes into the socio-political and cultural setting in South Texas (1915-1992) via data found in the private archival collection of Adela Sloss-Vento; it focuses on her role as an activist, writer and civil/human rights ...

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Américo Paredes

Culture and Critique

by José E. Limón

Several biographies of Américo Paredes have been published over the last decade, yet they generally overlook the paradoxical nature of his life's work. Embarking on an in-depth, critical exploration of the significant body of work produced by ...

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As My Mother Would Say

Como Decia Mi Mama

by Judith Valles

As My Mother Would Say...is about being raised in a conservative Mexican Family that valued the traditions and sayings of Mexico. The proverbs or “dichos” were a daily dose of teachings from my mother. We believed she made them up as situations ...

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Aztlán

Essays on the Chicano Homeland. Revised and Expanded Edition.

by Rudolfo Anaya, Francisco A. Lomelí & Enrique R. Lamadrid

<p>During the Chicano Movement in the 1960s and 1970s, the idea of Aztlán, homeland of the ancient Aztecs, served as a unifying force in an emerging cultural renaissance. Does the term remain useful? This expanded new edition of the classic 1989

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Beliefs and Holy Places

A Spiritual Geography of the Pimería Alta

by James S. Griffith

<div><b>The region once known as Pimería Alta</b>—now southern Arizona and northern Sonora—has for more than three centuries been a melting pot for the beliefs of native Tohono O'odham and immigrant Yaquis and those of colonizing Spaniards and ...

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Between the Sun and the Moon: Andean and Amazonian Myths and Legends.

Entre el Sol y la Luna: Mitos y leyendas de los Andes y la Amazonia.

by Beatriz R. Alvarado

A magical clock in a castle full of hidden treasures. A family punished for its curiosity by being turned into stone. What do the above scenarios have in common? They are all part of the fabric of Peruvian tales that are retold on the pages ...

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Beyond Machismo

Intersectional Latino Masculinities

by Aída Hurtado & Mrinal Sinha

Long considered a pervasive value of Latino cultures both south and north of the US border, machismo—a hypermasculinity that obliterates any other possible influences on men's attitudes and behavior—is still used to define Latino men and boys in

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Black-Brown Solidarity

Racial Politics in the New Gulf South

by John D. Márquez

Houston is the largest city in the Gulf South, a region sometimes referred to as the “black belt” because of its sizeable African American population. Yet, over the last thirty years, Latinos have become the largest ethnic minority in Houston, ...

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Blood in the Fields

Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang

by Julia Reynolds

The city of Salinas, California, is the birthplace of John Steinbeck and the setting for his epic masterpiece East of Eden, but it is also the home of Nuestra Familia, one of the most violent gangs in the United States. Born in the prisons of ...

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Border Contraband

A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande

by George T. Díaz

Present-day smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border is a professional, often violent, criminal activity. However, it is only the latest chapter in a history of illicit business dealings that stretches back to 1848, when attempts by Mexico and ...

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Border Odyssey

Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide

by Charles D., Jr. Thompson

"We were trying to change the vision and the conversation about border fears."Border Odyssey takes us on a drive toward understanding the U.S./Mexico divide: all 1,969 miles—from Boca Chica to Tijuana—pressing on with the useful fiction of a ...

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By the Grace of God

Francoist Spain and the Sacred Roots of Political Imagination

by William R. Viestenz

<p>Though neither king nor priest, Spanish dictator Francisco Franco nevertheless conceptualized his right to sovereignty around a political theology in which national identity resembled a sacred cult. Using Franco’s Spain and <em>la España ...

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Californio Portraits

Baja California's Vanishing Culture

by Harry W. Crosby

<DIV><BR /> First published in 1981, Harry W. Crosby’s <I>Last of the Californios </I>captured the history of the mountain people of Baja California during a critical moment of transition, when the 1974 completion of the transpeninsular highway ...

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