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The Crusade for Justice: Chicano Militancy and the Government's War on Dissent

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This definitive account of the Chicano movement in 1960s Denver reveals the intolerance and brutality that inspired the turbulent rise of the urban Chicano organization known as the Crusade for Justice. Ernesto Vigil, an expert in the discourse of radical movements of this time, joined the Crusade as a young draft resister where he met Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales, the founder of the CFJ. Vigil follows the movement chronologically from Gonzales's early attempts to fight discrimination as a participant in local Democratic politics to his radical stance as an organizer outside mainstream politics.<P>Drawing extensively upon FBI documentation that has become available under the Freedom of Information Act, Vigil exposes massive surveillance of the Crusade for Justice by federal agents and local police and the damaging effects of such methods on ethnic liberation movements. Vigil complements these documents and the story of Gonzales's development as a radical with the story of his personal involvement in the movement. The Crusade for Justice describes one of the most important organizations fighting for Chicano rights.

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ISBN:
9780299162245
Author:
Vigil, Ernesto B.
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Location:
Madison :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
United States Politics and government 1945-1989.
Subject:
Civil rights movements -- Southwest, New -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
SOC044000
Subject:
United States Ethnic relations.
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
552
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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