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Publisher Comments:

Occupied America: A History of Chicanos, Sixth Edition

Rodolfo Acuña

Authored by Rodolfo Acuña, one of the most influential and highly-regarded scholars of Chicano history and Ethnic Studies, Occupied America is the leading textbook for Chicano history courses. Beginning with the Mesoamerican civilizations before the 1519 Spanish invitation, continuing through Mexico’s conquests as a developing nation, and ending with an examination of issues of immigration, labor, education, and equality during the last 100 years, this text serves as an ideal foundation for understanding and analyzing Chicano history. This extensively researched and passionately written text not only covers the major developments and incidents in Mexican history, but also explores the complicating factors of race, gender and class in forming Chicano identity.

New to the sixth edition

  • The entire text has been streamlined, to make it more concise, contextualized, and student-orientated, while still preserving its passionate voice.
  • Timelines at the beginning of chapters 8 through 15 help plot cause and effect and lend context to important events and eras in Chicano history.
  • “The Map Room” section at the end of the text gives students Web addresses for important maps that trace the migrations of peoples throughout the Americas.
  • Up-to-date references and new sources throughout the text encourage students and professors to engage in further scholarship.

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Book News Annotation:

An updated edition of Acu<~n>a's college level Chicano history text, providing extensive discussion of the role of race in forming the Chicano identity. Includes new information on early Mexican-American history, and gender issues, with greater attention paid to pre-1812 Mexico and the occupation of Middle America.
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Synopsis:

Occupied America, designed to accommodate the growing number of Mexican-American or Chicano History courses, is the most comprehensive text in this market. The Sixth Edition of Occupied America has been revised to make the text more user-friendly and student-oriented, while maintaining its passionate voice.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Not Just Pyramids, Explorers, and Heroes

Chapter 2: The Occupation of Middle America

Chapter 3: A legacy of Hate: The Conquest of Mexico’s Northwest

Chapter 4: Remember the Alamo: The Colonization of Texas

Chapter 5: Freedom in a Cage: The Colonization of New Mexico

Chapter 6: Sonora Invaded: The Occupation of Arizona

Chapter 7: California Lost: America for Euroamericans

Chapter 8: Immigration, Labor, and Generational Change

Chapter 9: The 1920s: Transition Years and Tensions

Chapter 10: Mexican American Communities in the Making: The Depression Years

Chapter 11: World War II: The Betrayal of Promises

Chapter 12: “Happy Days”: Chicano Communities Under Siege

Chapter 13: Good-bye, America: The Chicano in the 1960s

Chapter 14: The 1970s and 1980s: Beginning the Deconstruction of the Sixties

Chapter 15: Becoming a National Minority: 1980—2001

 

Epilogue

Book Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321103307
Subtitle:
A History of Chicanos
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Author:
Acuna, Rodolfo
Author:
Acuuna, Rodolfo
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
cahier no 36
Publication Date:
20061127
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.90x7.50x.80 in. 1.77 lbs.

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Occupied America, designed to accommodate the growing number of Mexican-American or Chicano History courses, is the most comprehensive text in this market. The Sixth Edition of Occupied America has been revised to make the text more user-friendly and student-oriented, while maintaining its passionate voice.

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