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Author Oropeza, Lorena, 1964-
Title Raza sí!, guerra no! : Chicano protest and patriotism during the Viet Nam war era / Lorena Oropeza.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2005]

Author Oropeza, Lorena, 1964-
Subject Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Patriotism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Protest movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
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Note Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Cornell University.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "To be better and more loyal citizens": a tradition of Mexican American activism -- "New wind from the southwest": questioning a political tradition -- "Branches of the same tree": Aztlán and Viet Nam -- "I'd rather have my sons die for La Raza ... than in Vietnam": the making of a Moratorium -- "A common goal": the Chicano Moratorium march of August 1970.
Summary This incisive and elegantly written examination of Chicano antiwar mobilization demonstrates how the pivotal experience of activism during the Viet Nam War era played itself out among Mexican Americans. Raza Sil Guerra No! presents an engaging portrait of Chicano protest and patriotism. On a deeper level, the book considers larger themes of American nationalism and citizenship and the role of minorities in the military service, themes that remain pertinent today. Lorena Oropeza's exploration of the evolution, political trajectory, and eventual implosion of the Chicano campaign against the war.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520937994 (electronic bk.)
0520937996 (electronic bk.)
0520225112 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
9780520225114 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0520241959 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780520241954 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 58728592
Additional Format Print version: Oropeza, Lorena, 1964- Raza sí!, guerra no!. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005 0520225112 0520241959 (DLC) 2004057996 (OCoLC)56191897

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