ERIC Number: ED032176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Mexican-American and the United States.
Bustamante, Charles J.; Bustamante, Patricia L.
The historical study of the plight of Mexican Americans is divided into 3 sections. Part I relates the beginnings of Mexico, from Spanish injustices to the Indians to how the Indians felt about Black men. Various historical facts are briefly presented. Part II treats Mexico's efforts to become a republic, various aspects of the wars between Mexicans and United States settlers, and the Cart Wars. This section also includes phases of French effort to rule Mexico and facts about the Mexican Revolution. Emphasis is placed on Part III which presents the efforts of the Mexican American to be heard. This is accomplished through the formation of organizations and the emergence of leaders. Labor arguments, prejudice encountered by Mexican American soldiers during World War II, and the cycle of poverty are discussed. The G. I. Forum and Community Services Organization are examples cited of efforts to maintain some human dignity. The epilogue briefly discusses civil rights. Throughout the paper terms such as Chicano, Bracero, and La Raza are defined and incidents in the lives of individual Mexican Americans are related. (CM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Blacks, Civil Rights, Culture Conflict, Human Dignity, Leadership, Mexican American History, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Organizations (Groups), Poverty, Social Discrimination, Spanish Americans
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