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George I. Sánchez : the long fight for Mexican American integration / Carlos Kevin Blanton.

By: Blanton, Carlos Kevin, 1970- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Lamar series in western history: Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780300210422; 0300210426.Subject(s): Mexican Americans -- Biography | Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography | Social reformers -- United States -- Biography | Political activists -- United States -- Biography | Educators -- Texas -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: George I. SánchezDDC classification: 970.92 Other classification: BIO002000 | HIS007000 | SOC044000 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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.
Scope and content: "George I. Sánchez was a reformer, activist, and intellectual, and one of the most influential members of the 'Mexican American Generation' (1930-1960). 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 Latino community. Carlos 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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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' (1930-1960). 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 Latino community. Carlos 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.

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.

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