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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.
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
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