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Quixote's soldiers : a local history of the Chicano movement, 1966-1981 / David Montejano.

By: Montejano, David, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture: no. 26.Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 344 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780292792883 (electronic bk.); 0292792883 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mexican Americans -- Texas -- San Antonio -- History -- 20th century | Mexican Americans -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Politics and government -- 20th century | Chicano movement -- Texas -- San Antonio | San Antonio (Tex.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century | San Antonio (Tex.) -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Quixote's soldiers.DDC classification: 305.8968/720730764351 LOC classification: F394.S2119 | M51736 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction -- The leaking caste system -- Barrios at war -- Organizing unity -- A congressman reacts -- Kill the gringos! -- The Berets rise up -- Women creating space -- Batos claiming legitimacy -- Fragmenting elements -- Several wrong turns -- A transformation -- Appendix: On interpreting the Chicano movement -- Notes -- Glossary.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Introduction -- The leaking caste system -- Barrios at war -- Organizing unity -- A congressman reacts -- Kill the gringos! -- The Berets rise up -- Women creating space -- Batos claiming legitimacy -- Fragmenting elements -- Several wrong turns -- A transformation -- Appendix: On interpreting the Chicano movement -- Notes -- Glossary.

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Montejano (ethnic studies, Univ. of California, Berkeley) offers a sociological case study of the Chicano movement in San Antonio, Texas. In this local history, the author describes the core years of 1966-75, with a concluding section ending in 1981 that addresses the movement's legacy. The choice of San Antonio is appropriate, he asserts, because the success of the movement there was a model for other Texas towns to follow. Significantly, the movement "from below" completed the process of ending Jim Crow segregation begun by the preceding generation. Montejano's study is a "thick description" of the movement's participants and events, including interesting persons such as "thin skinned" US Representative Henry B. Gonzalez and the young radicals of the movement. Montejano briefly discusses two subgroups within the movement: women and gangs. For a time, cultural nationalism reduced subgroup tensions: women became politically active; gang violence diminished. The "second generation" after the Chicano movement continued, as the latter's legacy, the advancement of civil rights in San Antonio. Effective use of primary and secondary sources. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. L. J. Quintanilla Lone Star College

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