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Author Blanton, Carlos Kevin, 1970- author.

Title George I. Sánchez : the long fight for Mexican American integration / Carlos Kevin Blanton
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Lamar series in Western history
Lamar series in western history.
Contents Part I. 1906-1930s -- Early life and education, 1906-1930 -- New Mexico schools and New Deal politics, 1930-1935 -- Exile, recognition, and underemployment, 1935-1940 -- Part II. 1940s -- Sánchez's war of ideas, 1940-1944 -- Sánchez's war of activism, 1940-1944 -- Sánchez's war of survival and his transformations, 1944-1949 -- Part III. 1950s -- Politics and the Mexican American generation -- Mexican Americans and the immigration issue -- Segregated schools and perceptions of inequality -- Mexican American racial identity, whiteness, and civil rights -- Part IV. 1960s-1972 -- Sánchez in Camelot and the great society, 1960-1967 -- Chicanismo and old age, 1967-1972 -- Epilogue
Summary "George I. Sánchez was a reformer, activist, and intellectual, and one of the most influential members of the 'Mexican American Generation' (1930-1960). A professor of education at the University of Texas from the beginning of World War II until the early 1970s, Sánchez was an outspoken proponent of integration and assimilation. He spent his life combating racial prejudice while working with such organizations as the ACLU and LULAC in the fight to improve educational and political opportunities for Mexican Americans. Yet his fervor was not always appreciated by those for whom he advocated, and some of his more unpopular stands made him a polarizing figure within the Latino community. Carlos Blanton has published the first biography of this complex man of notable contradictions. The author honors Sánchez's efforts, hitherto mostly unrecognized, in the struggle for equal opportunity, while not shying away from his subject's personal faults and foibles. The result is a long-overdue portrait of a towering figure in mid-twentieth-century America and the all-important cause to which he dedicated his life: Mexican American integration"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sánchez, George Isidore, 1906-1972.
Sánchez, George Isidore, 1906-1972
Mexican Americans -- Biography
Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography
Political activists -- United States -- Biography
Educators -- Texas -- Biography
Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- Southwest, New -- History -- 20th century
Mexican Americans -- Segregation -- Southwest, New -- History -- 20th century
Education, Bilingual -- Southwest, New -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- Latin America -- Central America.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Hispanic American Studies.
Education, Bilingual
Mexican Americans
Mexican Americans -- Civil rights
Mexican Americans -- Segregation
Political activists
Race relations
Social reformers
Southwest, New -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
New Southwest
United States
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780300210422