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They Called Me "King Tiger": My Struggle for the Land and Our Rights (Hispanic Civil Rights)

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ISBN13: 9781558853027
ISBN10: 1558853022
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Cultural Writing. Translated and edited by Jose Angel Gutierrez. All of the passion and commitment, as well as the flamboyant rhetoric of the 1960s, is preserved in this recollection of a life dedicated to a cause and transformed by continuous prosecution. Tijerina is the only member of a historical group of four Mexican-American Civil Rights activists to have penned his memoirs, perhaps in an effort to explain the trials and frustrations that brought him and his Federal Land-Grant Alliance members to break the law: reclaiming part of a national forest reserve as part of their inheritance; invading and occupying a courthouse, inflicting a gunshot wound on a deputy sheriff in the process; and challenging New Mexico and national authorities at every opportunity. But the acts that placed him in the most danger were also the ones that won the hearts and minds of many young Chicano activists.

Synopsis:

Reies Lopez Tijerina, one of the acknowledged major leaders of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. writes about his attempts to reclaim land grants, including taking up arms against the authorities and spending time in the federal prison system.

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morenod.martha, October 5, 2011 (view all comments by morenod.martha)
hello my name is martha moreno. I'm the daughter of Luis Moreno and Maria Moreno, read pages of this book and found it very interesting. please if u could e-mail me @ the above address. thank you,
Martha Moreno Dominguez
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781558853027
Editor:
Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Translator:
Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Author:
Tijerina, Reies Lopez
Author:
Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Location:
Houston, Tex.
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Civil rights workers
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Land tenure
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
New Mexico Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Mexican Americans -- New Mexico.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Hispanic Civil Rights Series
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
8.48x5.54x.76 in. .72 lbs.

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