Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement

Author: Roger A. Bruns
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031338651X
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This book offers an illuminating story of how social and political change can sometimes result from the vision, leadership, and commitment of a few dedicated individuals determined not to fail. • Interviews, speeches, congressional testimony, diary entries, and firsthand recollections from the early 1960s to the present • Profiles of men and women who played important leadership roles in the farm workers movement

Jim Crow Laws

Author: Leslie Vincent Tischauser
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386080
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Presents the history of the South divided under a series of discriminatory Jim Crow laws passed from 1877 to 1965, addressing the origins of legal inequality, the white justification for segregation, and the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

Trail of Tears

Author: Julia Coates
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313384495
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This book covers a critical event in U.S. history: the period of Indian removal and resistance from 1817 to 1839, documenting the Cherokee experience as well as Jacksonian policy and Native-U.S. relations. • Written by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, the volume provides current, informed perspectives on the Cherokee experience • Provides biographical sketches that introduce the reader to the key players on all sides of the event • Explains how intensified contact with Europeans through trading relationships and developing technological dependency changed Cherokee society and created a new "global economy" • Supplies primary document excerpts that offer additional insight and perspective on historical events, incorporating legislation, petitions, newspaper articles, court decisions, letters, and treaties • Examines a key curricular topic for high school and undergraduate student researchers—Indian removal and resistance in the 1800s • Includes portraits of important figures, such as Major Ridge, John Ridge, and John Ross as well as maps of Cherokee territory in the southeast and routes of the Trail of Tears

Zoot Suit Riots

Author: Roger A. Bruns
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313398798
Format: PDF
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The Zoot Suit Riots in 1943 and the infamous Sleepy Lagoon murder trial of the preceding year represent a turning point in the cultural identity and historical experience of Mexican Americans in the United States. This engaging study of these regrettable events provides context for understanding the continuing battles in the 21st century over immigration policy and race relations. • Connects the racially and socioeconomically motivated events of the World War II-era 1940s to the Chicano movement of the 1970s and the current battles over immigration legislation, allowing readers to see the recurring theme in American history • Exposes the distortions of a yellow journalistic press in its coverage and treatment of the Sleepy Lagoon trial and Zoot Suit Riots, providing documentation of how white America's perception of Mexican Americans has been fashioned over many years by the mainstream media • Documents how the zoot-suit and Pachuco cultures of Mexican American youths of the 1940s—an expression of their identity and an attempt to establish their place in the larger American culture—were a key reason behind the violent culture clashes • Includes previously unpublished primary documents from the National Archives and Records Administration and the Franklin Roosevelt Library

Plessy V Ferguson

Author: Thomas Joseph Davis
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313391874
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More than the story of one man's case, this book tells the story of entire generations of people marked as "mixed race" in America amid slavery and its aftermath, and being officially denied their multicultural identity and personal rights as a result.

Civil Rights Movement

Author: Jamie J. Wilson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440804265
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This book gives readers a comprehensive introduction to the topic of the Civil Rights Movement—arguably the most important political movement of the 20th century—and provides a road map for future study and historical inquiry. * Provides a chronology that traces the unfolding of the subject of movement over time * Features biographical profiles of the people and organizations central to the movement * Contains a selection of primary documents that provide readers with a fuller understanding of the subject * Includes an annotated bibliography that assesses the most important print, electronic, and media resources suitable for high school student research

Civil Rights Movement

Author: Jamie J. Wilson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440804273
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book gives readers a comprehensive introduction to the topic of the Civil Rights Movement—arguably the most important political movement of the 20th century—and provides a road map for future study and historical inquiry. • Provides a chronology that traces the unfolding of the subject of movement over time • Features biographical profiles of the people and organizations central to the movement • Contains a selection of primary documents that provide readers with a fuller understanding of the subject • Includes an annotated bibliography that assesses the most important print, electronic, and media resources suitable for high school student research

The Fight in the Fields

Author: Susan Ferriss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156005982
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Examines the fight of the United Farm Workers Union

Cesar Chavez

Author: Roger Bruns
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334528
Format: PDF, ePub
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Traces the life and accomplishments of the founder of the United Farm Workers of America, Cesar Chavez, discussing his nonviolent fight for migrant farm workers.