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Enriqueta Vasquez and Chicano Movement (06 Edition)

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As a teenager, long before Enriqueta Vasquez became a writer and activist, she wrote her first letter to complain against the injustice she saw around her while growing up in the Southwest. Why was she, a Mexican American, not allowed to eat in local restaurants, while her brothers were fighting to preserve their country's principles of freedom and democracy? Why were Mexican Americans good enough to fight and die for their country but not good enough to be treated as equals at home? And so began Enriqueta Vasquez's life-long fight for justice. Highlighting the involvement of women in the Chicano Movement, this anthology combines for the first time in one volume the columns written by Enriqueta Vasquez from 1968-1972 for the path-breaking Chicano newspaper, El Grito del Norte. Enriqueta Vasquez's columns written during the peak of the civil rights movement provided a platform for her fierce but hopeful voice of protest. In her column, entitled Despierten Hermanos! [Awaken, Brothers and Sisters!], she used both anger and humor in her efforts to stir her fellow Chicanos to action. Drawing upon her own experiences as a Chicana, she wrote about such issues as racism, sexism, imperialism, and poverty, issues that remain pressing today. With introductory and concluding essays by editors Lorena Oropeza and Dionne Espinoza, this collection of 44 of Vasquez's original articles arranged thematically into six chapters seeks to inform and inspire a new generation. Each is annotated to clarify references to people and events, and the editors have included English-language translations of any essays that appeared originally in Spanish. The text is complemented by six drawings by activist and artistRini Templeton that originally appeared in El Grito del Norte. The volume includes a foreword by John Nichols and a preface by Enriqueta Vasquez.

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"Born during the civil rights era, the Chicano movement fashioned a new, empowered identity for Mexican-Americans. Vasquez was at the center of this movement, and her columns in El Grito del Norte (The Shout from the North) offered a new voice and purpose for those involved. In these essays, collected for the first time, she examines the liberal ideologies of the time — feminism, socialism, environmentalism, pacifism — paving the way for Chicano thought. A central tension lies between putting women's needs and Mexican-American needs first. Though these are difficult questions to answer, Vasquez's writing remains simple and folksy, and she often relies on her personal life to provide examples. By the end, the essays, though often repetitive, offer a great window into both Chicanismo and the development of identity politics in the 20th century. The two essays written by Chicano scholars and the editors of the book, effectively use history and cultural theory to support the columns and bring them to life." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Book News Annotation:

Between 1968 and 1972, the New Mexico newspaper El Grito del Norte published columns by Chicana activist Enriqueta Vasquez, under the heading ¡Despierten Hermanos! (Awaken Brothers and Sisters!), in which she wrote about racism, sexism, imperialism, discrimination, poverty, and other issues of concern to the Chicano movement of the era. This anthology collects all 44 of those columns, together with a reflection on the Grito columns by Vasquez herself, an introductory essay describing Vasquez's life and times, and a concluding essay that considers the impact of her work in El Grito del Norte
Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Between 1968 and 1972, the New Mexico newspaper El Grito del Norte published columns by Chicana activist Enriqueta Vasquez, under the heading ¡Despierten Hermanos! (Awaken Brothers and Sisters!), in which she wrote about racism, sexism, imperialism, discrimination, poverty, and other issues of concern to the Chicano movement of the era. This anthology collects all 44 of those columns, together with a reflection on the Grito columns by Vasquez herself, an introductory essay describing Vasquez's life and times, and a concluding essay that considers the impact of her work in El Grito del Norte Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558854796
Author:
Vasquez, Enriqueta
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Foreword:
Nichols, John
Editor:
Oropeza, Lorena
Editor:
Espinoza, Dionne
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Southwest, New Race relations.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Hispanic Civil Rights
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
231
Dimensions:
8.50x6.52x.81 in. .82 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Born during the civil rights era, the Chicano movement fashioned a new, empowered identity for Mexican-Americans. Vasquez was at the center of this movement, and her columns in El Grito del Norte (The Shout from the North) offered a new voice and purpose for those involved. In these essays, collected for the first time, she examines the liberal ideologies of the time — feminism, socialism, environmentalism, pacifism — paving the way for Chicano thought. A central tension lies between putting women's needs and Mexican-American needs first. Though these are difficult questions to answer, Vasquez's writing remains simple and folksy, and she often relies on her personal life to provide examples. By the end, the essays, though often repetitive, offer a great window into both Chicanismo and the development of identity politics in the 20th century. The two essays written by Chicano scholars and the editors of the book, effectively use history and cultural theory to support the columns and bring them to life." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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