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Memories of Chicano history : the life and narrative of Bert Corona

Memories of Chicano history : the life and narrative of Bert Corona
García, Mario T.
"Memories of Chicano History: The Life and Narrative of Bert Corona represents a landmark publication in American history. The first autobiographical text by a major figure in Chicano history, it is also the first full life h

Seeking community in a global city : Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles

Seeking community in a global city : Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles
Hamilton, Nora, 1935-
Diven by the pressures of poverty and civil strife at home, large numbers of Central Americans came to the Los Angeles area during the 1980's. Neither purely economic migrants, though they were in search of stable work, nor o

The accidental archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force

The accidental archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force
Sauer, Stephanie, author.
How do you write a history of a group that has been written out of history? In The Accidental Archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force, world-famous archaeologist La Stef and the clandestine Con Sapos Archaeological Collective

Storming the wall : climate change, migration, and homeland security

Storming the wall : climate change, migration, and homeland security
Miller, Todd, 1970- author.
Fast-paced frontline reportage chronicling how climate change is accelerating migration, border build-up, and militarization in the US and beyond.

The satanic verses

The satanic verses
Rushdie, Salman.
Gibreel Farishta, India's legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices, fall earthward from a bombed jet toward the sea, singing rival verses in an eternal wrestling match between good and evil

Chief Seattle and the town that took his name : the change of worlds for the native people and settlers on Puget Sound

Chief Seattle and the town that took his name : the change of worlds for the native people and settlers on Puget Sound
Buerge, David M., author.
This is the first thorough account of Chief Seattle and his times--the story of a half-century of tremendous flux, turmoil, and violence, during which a Native American war leader became an advocate for peace and strove to cr

Native Seattle : histories from the crossing-over place

Native Seattle : histories from the crossing-over place
Thrush, Coll-Peter, 1970-
Describes the role of Native people and places in the founding of Seattle and in the course of its history, from its earliest origins through its evolution into a large urban metropolis, and examines the changing place of Sea

The girl who takes an eye for an eye

The girl who takes an eye for an eye
Lagercrantz, David, author.
TO BE PUBLISHED OCT 2017.

What the best college teachers do

What the best college teachers do
Bain, Ken.
Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after

Chávez Ravine, 1949 : a Los Angeles story

Chávez Ravine, 1949 : a Los Angeles story
Normark, Don, 1928-2014.
Capturing a lost moment in time, Chavez Ravine offers a compelling portrait of Mexican-American history. Don Normark, the 20-year-old photography student spent the year of 1949 photographing this now legendary Mexican communi

Land of a thousand dances : Chicano rock 'n' roll from Southern California

Land of a thousand dances : Chicano rock 'n' roll from Southern California
Reyes, David, 1951-
Reyes and Waldman tell the stories of Chicano rock music in Southern California and the musicians who continue to make pop music with a Latin beat.

Latino U.S.A. : a cartoon history

Latino U.S.A. : a cartoon history
Stavans, Ilan.
Provides a pop art interpretation of American history, from 1492 to the present, from a Latino perspective.

"But their faces were all looking up" : author and reader in the Protevangelium of James
Vanden Eykel, Eric M., author.
This study of the Protevangelium of James explores the interrelationship of authors, readers, texts, and meaning. Its central aim is to better understand how the process of repetition gave rise to the narratives of the early

A people's curriculum for the Earth : teaching climate change and the environmental crisis

A people's curriculum for the Earth : teaching climate change and the environmental crisis

A People’s Curriculum for the Earth is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe life into teaching about the environmental crisis. The book features some of the best ar

Carnales : a history of Chicano Vietnam veterans

Carnales : a history of Chicano Vietnam veterans
Trejo, John C., author.
During the Cold War the United States became involved in one of the deadliest and most expensive wars in its history. The Vietnam War became a complex situation for the United States who was attempting to institute democracy,

Latinx/a/os in higher education : exploring identity, pathways, and success

Latinx/a/os in higher education : exploring identity, pathways, and success

"Explores topics relevant to the experience of Latinx/a/o students and professionals in higher education and illustrates key elements that should be considered in the development of varied pathways for success"--

Learning through metaphor : an introduction to metaphors in information literacy

Learning through metaphor : an introduction to metaphors in information literacy
Brown, Elizabeth H., author.
Pervasive in our language use, overlooked in their power, metaphors offer a new way to think about information literacy instruction. This short book introduces metaphors as a creative approach to teaching information literacy

Making Hispanics : how activists, bureaucrats, and media constructed a new American

Making Hispanics : how activists, bureaucrats, and media constructed a new American
Mora, G. Cristina, 1980- author.
How did Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Cubans become known as “Hispanics” and “Latinos” in the United States? How did several distinct cultures and nationalities become portrayed as one? Cristina Mora answers both these

Of forests and fields : Mexican labor in the Pacific Northwest

Of forests and fields : Mexican labor in the Pacific Northwest
Sifuentez, Mario Jimenez, 1979-
"Of Forest and Fields tells the story of the ethnic Mexicans that toiled in the fields, canneries, packing sheds, and forests who helped turn the Pacific Northwest into one of the most productive agricultural regions in the c

Our America : a Hispanic history of the United States

Our America : a Hispanic history of the United States
Fernández-Armesto, Felipe.
Maps the influence of America's Hispanic past, from the explorers and conquistadors who helped colonize Puerto Rico and Florida, to the missionaries and rancheros who settled in California and the 20th-century resurgence in m

Pocho

Pocho
Villarreal, José Antonio.
A Spanish-speaking Californian struggles for self-illumination during the Depression Era

Reclaiming the reservation : histories of Indian sovereignty suppressed and renewed

Reclaiming the reservation : histories of Indian sovereignty suppressed and renewed
Harmon, Alexandra, 1945- author.
In the 1970s the Quinault and Suquamish, like dozens of Indigenous nations across the United States, asserted their sovereignty by applying their laws to everyone on their reservations. This included arresting non-Indians for

Religious competition in the Greco-Roman world

Religious competition in the Greco-Roman world

"Scholars in the fields of late antique Christianity, neoplatonism, New Testament, art history, and rabbinics examine issues related to authority, identity, and change in religious and philosophical traditions of late antiqui

Respect yourself, protect yourself : Latina girls and sexual identity

Respect yourself, protect yourself : Latina girls and sexual identity
Garcia, Lorena (Sociologist)
While Latina girls have high teen birth rates and are at increasing risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections, their sexual lives are much more complex than the negative stereotypes of them as “helpless” or “

Sabrina & Corina : stories

Sabrina & Corina : stories
Fajardo-Anstine, Kali, author.
Kali Fajardo-Anstine's magnetic story collection breathes life into her Indigenous Latina characters and the land they inhabit. Set against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado-a place that is as fierce as it is exquis

The Republic of East L.A. : stories

The Republic of East L.A. : stories
Rodriguez, Luis J., 1954-
From the award-winning author of Always Running comes a brilliant collection of short stories about life in East Los Angeles. Whether hilariously capturing the voice of a philosophizing limo driver whose dream is to make the

The revolutionary imaginations of greater Mexico : Chicana/o radicalism, solidarity politics, and Latin American social movements

The revolutionary imaginations of greater Mexico : Chicana/o radicalism, solidarity politics, and Latin American social movements
Gómez, Alan Eladio, author.
Bringing to life the stories of political teatristas, feminists, gunrunners, labor organizers, poets, journalists, ex-prisoners, and other revolutionaries, The Revolutionary Imaginations of Greater Mexico examines the inspira

The trouble with unity : Latino politics and the creation of identity

The trouble with unity : Latino politics and the creation of identity
Beltrán, Cristina.
Over the past decade, much attention has been given to the growing political influence of Latinos in the United States in order to define the so-called

Vida y aventuras del más célebre bandido sonorense, Joaquín Murrieta : sus grandes proezas en California

Vida y aventuras del más célebre bandido sonorense, Joaquín Murrieta : sus grandes proezas en California
Paz, Ireneo, 1836-1924.
Joaquin Murrieta fue una de las figuras miticas en la historia de los latinos de los Estados Unidos. A traves de su vida y su leyenda se entretejen los grandes temas de la hispanidad en Norteamerica: las raices hispanas en es

War against all Puerto Ricans : revolution and terror in America's colony

War against all Puerto Ricans : revolution and terror in America's colony
Denis, Nelson A., author.
In 1950, after over fifty years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the island: assassins

What the best college teachers do

What the best college teachers do
Bain, Ken.
Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after

When I was Puerto Rican : [a memoir]

When I was Puerto Rican : [a memoir]
Santiago, Esmeralda, author.
Magic, sexual tension, high comedy, and intense drama move through an enchanted yet harsh autobiography, in the story of a young girl who leaves rural Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success.

Zoot suit and other plays

Zoot suit and other plays
Valdez, Luis.
A selection of the author's plays includes his most critically acclaimed works, exploring the theme of a search for identity in such settings as World War II, nineteenth-century California, and the television industry.

Approaches to teaching the works of David Foster Wallace

Approaches to teaching the works of David Foster Wallace

Offers pedagogical techniques for teaching the works of David Foster Wallace's novels, short stories, and essays. Includes considerations of Wallace's literary techniques, philosophy, and literary ethics. Gives syllabus sugge

Approaches to teaching the works of Flannery O'Connor

Approaches to teaching the works of Flannery O'Connor

Offers pedagogical techniques for teaching the works of Flannery O'Connor, including considerations of race, whiteness, class, religion, disability, gender, technology, the environment, and the post-World War II period. Gives

Approaches to teaching the works of Octavia E. Butler

Approaches to teaching the works of Octavia E. Butler

Offers pedagogical techniques for teaching the works of Octavia E. Butler, including considerations of race, gender, slavery, colonialism, disability, science and technology, environmental studies, and ethics. Gives syllabus

Citizens but not Americans : race and belonging among Latino millennials

Citizens but not Americans : race and belonging among Latino millennials
Flores-González, Nilda, author.
"Latino millennials constitute the second largest segment of the millennial population. By sheer numbers they will inevitably have a significant social, economic, and political impact on U.S. society. Beyond basic demographic

Barrios norteños : St. Paul and midwestern Mexican communities in the twentieth century

Barrios norteños : St. Paul and midwestern Mexican communities in the twentieth century
Valdés, Dennis Nodín.
Mexican communities in the Midwestern United States have a history that extends back to the turn of the twentieth century, when a demand for workers in several mass industries brought Mexican agricultural laborers to jobs and

Bless me, Ultima

Bless me, Ultima
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
This coming-of-age classic and the bestselling Chicano novel of all time follows a young boy as he questions his faith and beliefs -- now one of PBS's

Digital media and democratic futures

Digital media and democratic futures

The essays in Digital Media and Democratic Futures provide deep insights into the complex and context-dependent relationship between media and democracy and show that there is no single outcome for democracy in the digital ag

Drink cultura : Chicanismo

Drink cultura : Chicanismo
Burciaga, José Antonio.
This book is about the Chicano experience of living within, between and sometimes outside of two cultures--the damnation and salvation, and the celebration of it all.¶

Fragmented ties : Salvadoran immigrant networks in America

Fragmented ties : Salvadoran immigrant networks in America
Menjívar, Cecilia.
This text gives a detailed account of the inner workings of the networks by which immigrants leave their homes in Central America to start new lives in the Mission District of of San Francisco.

Incidental racialization : performative assimilation in law school

Incidental racialization : performative assimilation in law school
Pan, Yung-Yi Diana, 1980- author.
Despite the growing number ofAsian American and Latino/a law students, many panethnic students still feel as if they do not belong in this elite microcosm, which reflects the racial inequalities in mainstream American society

Approaches to teaching Gaines's the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and other works

Approaches to teaching Gaines's the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and other works

Offers pedagogical techniques for teaching the novels and short stories of Ernest Gaines in college literature classrooms, including considerations of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, influences, slavery, Jim Crow, black p

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