Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

The Making of a Chicano Militant

by Gutierrez, Jose Angel A

  • ISBN: 9780299159801
  • ISBN10: 0299159809

The Making of a Chicano Militant

by Gutierrez, Jose Angel A

  • List Price: $50.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publish date: 02/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780299159801
  • ISBN10: 0299159809
used Add to Cart $34.96
You save: 30%
Marketplace Item
Description: Texas, for years, was a one-party state controlled by white democrats. In 1962, a young eighteen-year-old heard the first rumblings of Chicano community organization in the barrios of Cristal. The rumor in the town was that five Mexican Americans were going to run for all five seats on the city council. But first, poor citizens had to find a way to pay the $1.75 poll tax. Money had to be raised -- through bake sales of tamales, cake walks, and dances. So began the political activism of Jose Angel Gutierrez.

Gutierrez's autobiography, The Making of a Chicano Militant, is the first insider's view of the important political and social events within the Mexican American communities in South Texas during the 1960s and 1970s.

Gutierrez traces the racial, ethnic, economic, and social prejudices facing Chicanos with powerful scenes from his own life: his first summer job as a tortilia maker at the age of eleven, his racially motivated kidnapping as a teenager, and his coming of age in the face of discrimination as a radical organizer in college and graduate school. When Gutierrez finally returned to Cristal, he helped form the Mexican American Youth Organization and, subsequently the Raza Unida Party to confront issues of ethnic intolerance in his community. His story is soon to be a classic in the developing literature of Mexican American leaders.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Swan Trading Company
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
This red cloth hardcover has a tight spine without reading crease. Covers clean. Previous owner name on inside. Pages appear bright and unmarked. We ship FAST!
Price:
$34.96
Comments:
This red cloth hardcover has a tight spine without reading crease. Covers clean. Previous owner name on inside. Pages appear bright and unmarked. We ship FAST!
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Houston,, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$47.34
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).