ERIC Number: ED053856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Chicanos; Mexican American Voices.
Ludwig, Edward W., Ed.; Santibanez, James, Ed.
Articles, fiction, and poetry that form a picture of Chicano life today are presented in this anthology of writings about Mexican Americans. Included are reminiscences of Mexican American childhood, accounts of Chicanos in the American school system, reports on strikes by Chicano workers, and poems and stories that reflect the hard realities of poverty and alienation. The book is divided into 6 sections: The Fields of the Past; La Raza in the Fields Today; The Barrios, a Growing Awareness; Education, a Way In or Out; Facing Anglo Society; and Between Two Worlds. Among the contributors are Cesar Chavez, who discusses the California grape strike; Joan Baez Harris, who describes her experiences as a Mexican American; and Reies Lopez Tijerina, who writes from prison on the Alianza activities in New Mexico. (JH)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Culture Conflict, Educationally Disadvantaged, Ethnic Stereotypes, Fiction, History, Mexican Americans, Poetry, Social Discrimination
Penguin Books Inc., 7110 Ambassador Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21207 ($1.50)
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