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The Resource World War II and Mexican American civil rights, edited by Richard Griswold del Castillo

World War II and Mexican American civil rights, edited by Richard Griswold del Castillo

Label
World War II and Mexican American civil rights
Title
World War II and Mexican American civil rights
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard Griswold del Castillo
Title variation
  • World War Two and Mexican American civil rights
  • World War 2 and Mexican American civil rights
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
World War II marked a turning point for Mexican Americans that fundamentally changed their expectations about how they should be treated by the greater U.S. society. The experiences of fighting alongside white Americans in the military, as well as of working in factory jobs for wages equal to those of Anglo workers, made Mexican Americans less willing to tolerate the second-class citizenship that had been their lot before the war. Having proven their loyalty and "Americanness" during World War II, Mexican Americans in the postwar years wanted to have the civil rights they knew they had earned. In this book, Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard Steele investigate how the World War II experiences of Mexican Americans galvanized their struggle for civil rights and how the U.S. government responded to the needs and aspirations of Mexican Americans. The authors demonstrate, for example, that the U.S. government "discovered" Mexican Americans during World War II and set about addressing some of their problems as a way of forestalling a sense of grievance and disaffection that might have made the Mexican American community unwilling to support the war effort. The authors also show that, as much or more than governmental programs, the personal wartime experiences of Mexican Americans formed their civil rights consciousness. The book concludes with a selection of key essays and historical documents from the World War II period that collectively gives a first-person understanding of the civil rights struggles of Mexican Americans
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.530868/72073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.8.F7
LC item number
M48 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Griswold del Castillo, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sleepy Lagoon Trial, Los Angeles, Calif., 1942-1943
  • Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943
  • Mexican Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
Label
World War II and Mexican American civil rights, edited by Richard Griswold del Castillo
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0715/2007014877.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-229) and index
Contents
  • The war and changing identities : personal transformations
  • Richard Griswold del Castillo
  • Civil rights on the home front : leaders and organizations
  • Richard Griswold del Castillo
  • Epilogue : Civil rights and the legacy of war
  • Richard Steele and Richard Griswold del Castillo
  • Introduction
  • Richard Griswold del Castillo
  • Mexican Americans in 1940 : perceptions and conditions
  • Richard Steele
  • The federal government discovers Mexican Americans
  • Richard Steele
  • Violence in Los Angeles : Sleepy Lagoon, the zoot-suit riots, and the liberal response
  • Richard Steele
Control code
ocn123029711
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 245 p.
Isbn
9780292717381
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014877
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1114454
  • (OCoLC)123029711
Label
World War II and Mexican American civil rights, edited by Richard Griswold del Castillo
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0715/2007014877.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-229) and index
Contents
  • The war and changing identities : personal transformations
  • Richard Griswold del Castillo
  • Civil rights on the home front : leaders and organizations
  • Richard Griswold del Castillo
  • Epilogue : Civil rights and the legacy of war
  • Richard Steele and Richard Griswold del Castillo
  • Introduction
  • Richard Griswold del Castillo
  • Mexican Americans in 1940 : perceptions and conditions
  • Richard Steele
  • The federal government discovers Mexican Americans
  • Richard Steele
  • Violence in Los Angeles : Sleepy Lagoon, the zoot-suit riots, and the liberal response
  • Richard Steele
Control code
ocn123029711
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 245 p.
Isbn
9780292717381
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014877
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1114454
  • (OCoLC)123029711

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