x

Our Privacy Policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

Mexican Americans and World War II

ISBN-10: 0292706812
ISBN-13: 9780292706811
Edition: 2005
List price: $32.95 Buy it from $8.39
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: "This text makes a valuable contribution to the growing literature on the Mexican American experience." Western Historical Quarterly "This book provides a much-needed resource for historians of World War II and as a historical backdrop to the  More...

New Starting from $39.90
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Art Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of World Philosophies Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
American History Volume 1 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Sociology Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

"This text makes a valuable contribution to the growing literature on the Mexican American experience." Western Historical Quarterly "This book provides a much-needed resource for historians of World War II and as a historical backdrop to the generational origins of the Chicano civil rights movements." Hispanic Outlook "This book as a whole is a very valuable one and the first significant scholarship on Mexican Americans in World War II." Mario T. Garciacute;a, Professor of History and Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara 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.

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez is Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and the founder and director of the U.S. Latino & Latina World War II Oral History Project (now Voces Oral History Project). Her previous books include, most recently, Beyond the Latino WWII Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation.

Preface
Introduction
The Five Sanchez Brothers in World War II: Remembrance and Discovery
The Beating of Private Aguirre: A Story about West Texas during World War II
On the West Side: A Portrait of Lanier High School during World War II
Lost Momentum: World War II and the Education of Hispanos in New Mexico
The Mexican American Dream and World War II: A View from the Midwest
Zoot Violence on the Home Front: Race, Riots, and Youth Culture during World War II
What a Difference a War Makes!
Framing Racism: Newspaper Coverage of the Three Rivers Incident
Mexico's Wartime Intervention on Behalf of Mexicans in the United States: A Turning of Tables
Rosita the Riveter: Welding Tradition with Wartime Transformations
On the Nation's Periphery: Mexican Braceros and the Pacific Northwest Railroad Industry, 1943-1946
Selected Readings
About the Writers
Index

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×