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by Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez

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  • ISBN 0292706812
  • ISBN13 978-0292706811
  • Language English
  • Author Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
  • Publisher University of Texas Press; 1st Edition edition (April 1, 2005)
  • Pages 336
  • Formats txt mbr lrf lrf
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1620 kb
  • Size Fb2 1307 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 876

Up to 750,000 Mexican American men served in World War II, earning more Medals of Honor and other decorations in proportion to their numbers than any other ethnic group. Mexican American women entered the workforce on the home front, supporting the war effort and earning good wages for themselves and their families. But the contributions of these men and women have been largely overlooked as American society celebrates the sacrifices and achievements of the "Greatest Generation." To bring their stories out of the shadows, this book gathers eleven essays that explore the Mexican American experience in World War II from a variety of personal and scholarly perspectives.

The book opens with accounts of the war's impact on individuals and families. It goes on to look at how the war affected school experiences; how Mexican American patriotism helped to soften racist attitudes; how Mexican Americans in the Midwest, unlike their counterparts in other regions of the country, did not experience greater opportunities as a result of the war; how the media exposed racist practices in Texas; and how Mexican nationals played a role in the war effort through the Bracero program and through the Mexican government's championing of Mexican Americans' rights. As a whole, the collection reveals that World War II was the turning point that gave most Mexican Americans their first experience of being truly included in American society, and it confirms that Mexican Americans of the "Greatest Generation" took full advantage of their new opportunities as the walls of segregation fell.


Up to 750, 000 Mexican American men served in World War II, earning more Medals of Honor and other .

Up to 750, 000 Mexican American men served in World War II, earning more Medals of Honor and other decorations in proportion to their numbers than any other ethnic group. Mexican American women entered the workforce on the home front. This book as a whole is a very valuable one and the first significant scholarship on Mexican Americans in World War I. (Mario T. García, Professor of History and Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara).

Introduction (Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez)

Introduction (Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez). Chapter 1. The Five Sanchez Brothers in World War II: Remembrance and Discovery (Rita Sanchez). Chapter 2. The Beating of Private Aguirre: A Story about West Texas during World War II (David Montejano). Chapter 3. On the West Side: A Portrait of Lanier High School during World War II (Julio Noboa). This book considers the effect of World War II on Mexican Americans and Mexicans living in the United States, on several levels: the family level, within locales, and in perceptions of how the world viewed Mexican Americans and how Mexican Americans viewed themselves.

January 2015 · Journal of American ethnic history.

Up to 750,000 Mexican American men served in World War II, earning more Medals of Honor and other decorations in proportion to their numbers than any other ethnic group. Mexican American women entered the workforce on the home front, supporting the war effort and earning good wages for themselves and their families.

Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie. Guglielmo, Thomas A. "Fighting for Caucasian Rights: Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and the Transnational Struggle for Civil Rights in World War II Texas," Journal of American History, 92 (March 2006) in History Cooperative. Texas Mexican Americans and Postwar Civil Rights. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2015. Gutiérrez; Ramón A. When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846 (1991).

After World War II, Mexican American veterans returned home to lead the civil rights struggles of the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Many of their stories have been recorded by the Voces Oral History Project (formerly the . Latino & Latina World War II Oral History Project), founded and directed by Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez at the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism.

Historians estimate that more than 5,000 Mexican and Mexican Americans were murdered by state supported anti-Mexican and Mexican American racism between 1910 and 1920.

A celebration of the overlooked contributions of the 750,000 Mexican American veterans of the Greatest Generation. 11 November at 11:34 ·. Voces Oral History Project is the leading Latino oral history archive in the United States. Historians estimate that more than 5,000 Mexican and Mexican Americans were murdered by state supported anti-Mexican and Mexican American racism between 1910 and 1920. Work is ongoing on a map of the violence.

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Author of A legacy greater than words, Brown eyes on the Web, Beyond the Latino World War II hero, Mexican Americans & World War II, Latina/os and World War II, Beyond the Latino World War II hero. Created April 1, 2008.

United States Race relations. Personal Name: Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie. Rubrics: Mexican Americans Social conditions 20th century World War, 1939-1945 Social aspects United States. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

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Foginn
I bought this book for a term paper I am doing in my Chicano Latino Studies class at Fresno City College, I have to say the book is very moving and has a big inside to how it was during WWII for Mexican Americans at that time. I had checked it out at my local library first and found it so moving i went out and ordered it from Amazon. My grandfather (RIP) and his four bothers and two brother in-laws all served during WWII and now all of them have passed on, this book and the stories bring back a lot of memories and stories that they use to tell me about WWII and what our family went threw. This is a great book and a must have to anyone who is serious about learning more about the Mexican American Culture and where we stood on a social level during WWII.
Iaiastta
This Book does reveal little known facts about Mexican American's contribution in World War II. Most medals awarded than any other demographic! (They sure dont teach you THAT in high school history) It does begin to get a little "whinny", But then, i guess you have to consider the time in which these events took place. Alot of violence and hatred. overall a good read.
Erennge
love it
Runeshaper
Ms. Rivas-Rodriguez does great work in compiling and editing an important book about Mexican-Americans and their contributions to the Allied war effort. Various writers illuminate those times and its social implications with regard to Mexican-Americans coming into the American mainstream and making vital strides in the area of civil rights.

The book opens a window to nonhispanics and lets them see a culture different but very much American. It also shows hispanic/latinos the road from where they came. As my father is one of those World War II generation Mexican-Americans, I was truly touched by the book.