This book provides a variety of original source documents-from first-hand accounts to media responses to legislative texts-regarding the Chicano movement of the 1960s through 1970s that enable readers to better comprehend the key events, individuals, and developments of La Causa: Chicanos uniting to free themselves of liberation from exploitation, oppression, and racism.* Provides readers with original source documents that trace the origins and accomplishments of the Chicano movement-a national effort of a minority group to gain civil rights, to strive for political and social advancement, and to establish and take pride in their unique cultural identity* Presents compelling insights into how numerous Chicano individuals during the turbulent era of the 1960s-1970s were inspired to stand up and fight against the social, cultural, and legal injustices suffered by Latinos in the United States for generations* Offers historical documentation of how political activism and organization can not only challenge entrenched interests but sometimes succeed
About the Author
Roger A. Bruns is a historian and former deputy executive director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
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