Juan Gómez-Quiñones is an award-winning educator, author, community activist, editor, poet, and for over forty years, one of the foremost Chicano historians and scholars in the U.S. He has a Ph.D. in History from the University of California Los Angeles, where he has taught since 1974. Gómez- Quiñones has been active in higher education, cultural activities, and Chicano Studies efforts since 1969. He specializes in the fields of political, labor, intellectual, and cultural history. Among his over thirty published writings that include articles and monographs, are the books: Mexican American Labor: 1790-1990 ; The Roots of Chicano Politics: 1600-1940 ; Chicano Politics: 1940- 1990 ; and a collection of poetry, 5th and Grande Vista .