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Fighting Their Own Battles : Mexican Americans, African Americans and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas

By: Behnken, Brian.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (368 p.).ISBN: 9780807877876.Subject(s): African Americans - Civil rights - Texas - History - 20th century | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Texas -- History -- 20th century | African Americans - Relations with Mexican Americans - History - 20th century | African Americans -- Relations with Mexican Americans -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights movements - Texas - History - 20th century | Civil rights movements -- Texas -- History -- 20th century | Mexican Americans - Civil rights - Texas - History - 20th century | Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- Texas -- History -- 20th century | School integration - Texas - History - 20th century | School integration -- Texas -- History -- 20th century | Texas - Ethnic relations - History - 20th century | Texas -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century | Texas - Race relations - History - 20th century | Texas -- Race relations -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fighting Their Own Battles : Mexican Americans, African Americans and the Struggle for Civil Rights in TexasDDC classification: 305.8009764 LOC classification: F395.M5 B56 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Advancing the Cause of Democracy: The Origins of Protest in the Long Civil Rights Movement; 2 Sleeping on Another Man's Wounds: The Battle for Integrated Schools in the 1950s; 3 Nothing but Victory Can Stop Us: Direct Action and Political Action in the Early 1960s; 4 Venceremos: The Evolution of Civil Rights in the Mid-1960s; 5 Am I My Brother's Keeper?: Ecumenical Activism in the Lone Star State; 6 The Day of Nonviolence Is Past: The Era of Brown Power and Black Power in Texas
7 Pawns, Puppets, and Scapegoats: School Desegregation in the Late 1960s and Early 1970sConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Between 1940 and 1975, Mexican Americans and African Americans in Texas fought a number of battles in court, at the ballot box, in schools, and on the streets to eliminate segregation and state-imposed racism. Although both groups engaged in civil rights struggles as victims of similar forms of racism and discrimination, they were rarely unified. In Fighting Their Own Battles, Brian Behnken explores the cultural dissimilarities, geographical distance, class tensions, and organizational differences that all worked to separate Mexican Americans and blacks. Behnken further demonstr
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Advancing the Cause of Democracy: The Origins of Protest in the Long Civil Rights Movement; 2 Sleeping on Another Man's Wounds: The Battle for Integrated Schools in the 1950s; 3 Nothing but Victory Can Stop Us: Direct Action and Political Action in the Early 1960s; 4 Venceremos: The Evolution of Civil Rights in the Mid-1960s; 5 Am I My Brother's Keeper?: Ecumenical Activism in the Lone Star State; 6 The Day of Nonviolence Is Past: The Era of Brown Power and Black Power in Texas

7 Pawns, Puppets, and Scapegoats: School Desegregation in the Late 1960s and Early 1970sConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Between 1940 and 1975, Mexican Americans and African Americans in Texas fought a number of battles in court, at the ballot box, in schools, and on the streets to eliminate segregation and state-imposed racism. Although both groups engaged in civil rights struggles as victims of similar forms of racism and discrimination, they were rarely unified. In Fighting Their Own Battles, Brian Behnken explores the cultural dissimilarities, geographical distance, class tensions, and organizational differences that all worked to separate Mexican Americans and blacks. Behnken further demonstr

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