The Mexican American experience in Texas : citizenship, segregation, and the struggle for equality
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338 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-327) and index.
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Martha Menchaca begins with the Spanish settlement of Texas, exploring how Mexican Americans' racial heritage limited their incorporation into society after the territory's annexation. She then illustrates their political struggles in the nineteenth century as they tried to assert their legal rights of citizenship and retain possession of their land, and goes on to explore their fight, in the twentieth century, against educational segregation, jury exclusion, and housing covenants. It was only in 1967, she shows, that the collective pressure placed on the state government by Mexican American and African American activists led to the beginning of desegregation. Menchaca concludes with a look at the crucial role that Mexican Americans have played in national politics, education, philanthropy, and culture, while acknowledging the important work remaining to be done in the struggle for equality.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Menchaca, M. (2022). The Mexican American experience in Texas: citizenship, segregation, and the struggle for equality (First edition.). University of Texas Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Menchaca, Martha. 2022. The Mexican American Experience in Texas: Citizenship, Segregation, and the Struggle for Equality. University of Texas Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Menchaca, Martha. The Mexican American Experience in Texas: Citizenship, Segregation, and the Struggle for Equality University of Texas Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Menchaca, Martha. The Mexican American Experience in Texas: Citizenship, Segregation, and the Struggle for Equality First edition., University of Texas Press, 2022.

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