Documents of the Chicano Movement: Eyewitness to History, 1st Edition

  • Roger Bruns
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  • ISBN-10: 1440854505
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854507
  • DDC: 305.868
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 250 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This book provides a variety of original source documents—from first-hand accounts to media responses to legislative texts—regarding the Chicano movement of the 1960s through 1970s that enable readers to better comprehend the key events, individuals, and developments of La Causa: Chicanos uniting to free themselves of liberation from exploitation, oppression, and racism.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Eyewitness to History Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Evaluating and Interpreting Primary Documents.
Historical Introduction.
Prelude to Protest.
1: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Articles VIII and IX, 1848.
2: “The Sleepy Lagoon Case,” Pamphlet Prepared by the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee, 1943.
3: Radio Broadcast by Los Angeles City Officials on “Zoot Suit Riot,” 1943.
4: Appellate Decision in People V. Zammora (Zoot Suit Riot Case), 1944.
5: Mendez V. Westminster, Conclusion of the Court, 1947.
6: Hernandez V. Texas, Summary, 1954.
Sí, Se Puede: The Fight of the Farmworkers.
7: Farm Labor Organizing—César Chávez Speaks of the Early Years, 1963.
8: Informant Interview to FBI on César Chávez, 1966.
9: Statement of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Delano, California, 1968.
10: Proclamation of the Delano Grape Workers for International Boycott Day, 1969.
11: Statement of Dolores Huerta Before U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Migratory Labor, 1969.
12: César Chávez Address to the Commonwealth Club of California, 1984.
Reies López Tijerina and the Land-Grant Movement.
13: La Alianza and the Rio Arriba County Courthouse Raid: The Recollections of a Reporter at the Scene, 1967.
14: FBI Cointelpro Memorandum on La Alianza Federal De Mercedes and Reies Tijerina, 1967.
15: Reies López Tijerina Speech before Black Panther Rally, Oakland, California, 1968.
16: Reies López Tijerina, a Letter from the Santa Fe Jail, 1969.
17: La Alianza Press Release, 1982.
Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales and the Crusade for Justice.
18: “I Am Joaquin” By Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales, 1967.
19: FBI Memoranda on Activities of Corky Gonzales, 1968.
20: The National Chicano Youth Conference and El Plan Espiritual De Aztlán (The Spiritual Plan of Aztlán), 1969.
21: Press Conference on the Murder of Ricardo Falcón, 1972.
22: Remembering the 1974 Car Bombing Deaths of Chicano Leaders—“Los Seis De Boulder”.
The Student Blowouts and the Drive for Educational Reform.
23: Offices of La Raza Raided by Los Angeles Police, 1968.
24: The Philosophy of MEChA, 1969 (Amended 1999).
25: Pamphlet, “Free Los Siete De La Raza,” 1970.
26: Interview with Herman Baca of the Committee on Chicano Rights, 1980.
27: David Sánchez Looks Back on Early Years of Chicano Resistance–Interview, 2012.
28: Eulogy for Sal Castro, 2013.
The National Chicano Antiwar Moratorium.
29: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Study on Mexican Americans, 1968.
30: Ruben Salazar’s Stranger in One’s Land, 1970.
31: Reflections of Ricardo Muñoz on the Chicano Moratorium of 1970.
José Ángel Gutiérrez, Political Power, and the Birth of La Raza Unida.
32: Speech of José Ángel Gutiérrez: “Mexicanos Need to Control their Own Destiny,” 1970.
33: Speech of Ramsey Muñiz, La Raza Unida Party Candidate for Governor of Texas, 1972 and 1974.
A Chicana Perspective.
34: Interview with Gloria Arellanes on Brown Berets, 2011.
35: Remarks of President Barack Obama Awarding Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, 2012, and Huerta’s Acceptance.
Rising Cultural and Creative Expression.
36: Interview of Poet, Writer, and Painter Nephtalí De León on his Early Years as a Creative Artist, 1999.
37: Artist Johnny D. González, Aka Don Juan, Reflects on Chicano Murals, 2007.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.