George I. Sánchez : the long fight for Mexican American integration / Carlos Kevin Blanton.Material type: TextSeries: Lamar series in western history: Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014Description: xv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780300190328; 0300190328.Subject(s): Sánchez, George Isidore, 1906-1972 | Mexican Americans -- Biography | Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography | Social reformers -- United States -- Biography | Political activists -- United States -- Biography | Educators -- Texas -- Biography | Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- Southwest, New -- History -- 20th century | Mexican Americans -- Segregation -- Southwest, New -- History -- 20th century | Education, Bilingual -- Southwest, New -- History -- 20th century | Southwest, New -- Race relations -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 970.92 | B LOC classification: E184.M5 | B555 2014Other classification: BIO002000 | HIS007000 | SOC044000
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"George I. Sánchez was a reformer, activist, and intellectual, and one of the most influential members of the 'Mexican American Generation' (1930-60). A professor of education at the University of Texas from the beginning of World War II until the early 1970s, Sánchez was an outspoken proponent of integration and assimilation. He spent his life combating racial prejudice while working with such organizations as the ACLU and LULAC in the fight to improve educational and political opportunities for Mexican Americans. Yet his fervor was not always appreciated by those for whom he advocated, and some of his more unpopular stands made him a polarizing figure within the Chicana/o community. Carlos Kevin Blanton has published the first biography of this complex man of notable contradictions. The author honors Sánchez's efforts, hitherto mostly unrecognized, in the struggle for equal opportunity, while not shying away from his subject's personal faults and foibles. The result is a long-overdue portrait of a towering figure in mid-twentieth-century America and the all-important cause to which he dedicated his life: Mexican American integration"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-365) and index.
Part I. 1906-1930s -- Early Life and Education, 1906-1930 -- New Mexico Schools and New Deal Politics, 1930-1935 -- Exile, Recognition, and Underemployment, 1935-1940 -- Part II. 1940s -- Sánchez's War of Ideas, 1940-1944 -- Sánchez's War of Activism, 1940-1944 -- Sánchez's War of Survival and His Transformations, 1944-1949 -- Part III. 1950s -- Politics and the Mexican American Generation -- Mexican Americans and the Immigration Issue -- Segregated Schools and Perceptions of Inequality -- Mexican American Racial Identity, Whiteness, and Civil Rights -- Part IV. 1960s-1972 -- Sánchez in Camelot and the Great Society, 1960-1967 -- Chicanismo and Old Age, 1967-1972 -- Epilogue.