Mendez volume Westminster : school desegregation and Mexican-American rights / Philippa Strum.
By: Strum, Philippa.Material type: TextSeries: Landmark law cases & American society: Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, Copyright date: ©2010Description: xiii, 186 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0700617191 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780700617197 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0700617183 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780700617180 (cloth : alk. paper).Other title: Mendez versus Westminster.Subject(s): Méndez, Gonzalo | Westminster School District (Orange County, Calif.) | Segregation in education -- Law and legislation -- United States | Discrimination in education -- Law and legislation -- United States | Mexican Americans -- Education -- United States | Mexican Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | Segregation in education -- Law and legislation -- California -- Orange County | Mexican Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- California -- Orange CountyDDC classification: 344.73/07980264
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-180) and index.
Mexican-Americans in California -- From Lemon Grove to the zoot suit riots -- The parents decide to sue -- Race, ethnicity, and trial strategies -- The trial begins -- "We always tell our children they are Americans" -- The experts testify -- Judge McCormick decides -- From the Court of Appeals to the state legislature.
"Gives a full account of the legal issues and legacy of the landmark law case, which was the first case in which segregation in education was successfully challenged. By the author of Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights."--Provided by publisher.