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Author Blanton, Carlos Kevin, 1970- author

Title George I. Sánchez : the long fight for Mexican American integration / Carlos Kevin Blanton
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The Lamar series in western history
Lamar series in western history.
Contents 1906-1930s: Early life and education, 1906-1930 ; New Mexico schools and New Deal politics, 1930-1935 ; Exile, recognition, and underemployment, 1935-1940 -- 1940s: Sánchez's war of ideas, 1940-1944 ; Sánchez's war of activism, 1940-1944 ; Sánchez's war of survival and his transformations, 1944-1949 -- 1950s: Politics and the Mexican American generation ; Mexican Americans and the immigration issue ; Segregated schools and perceptions of inequality ; Mexican American racial identity, whiteness, and civil rights -- 1960s-1972: Sánchez in Camelot and the Great Society, 1960-1967 ; Chicanismo and old age, 1967-1972 -- Epilogue
Summary "George I. Sánchez was a reformer, activist, and intellectual, and one of the most influential members of the 'Mexican American Generation' (1930-1960). A professor of education at the University of Texas from the beginning of World War II until the early 1970s, Sánchez was an outspoken proponent of integration and assimilation. He spent his life combating racial prejudice while working with such organizations as the ACLU and LULAC in the fight to improve educational and political opportunities for Mexican Americans. Yet his fervor was not always appreciated by those for whom he advocated, and some of his more unpopular stands made him a polarizing figure within the Latino community. Carlos Blanton has published the first biography of this complex man of notable contradictions. The author honors Sánchez's efforts, hitherto mostly unrecognized, in the struggle for equal opportunity, while not shying away from his subject's personal faults and foibles. The result is a long-overdue portrait of a towering figure in mid-twentieth-century America and the all-important cause to which he dedicated his life: Mexican American integration"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-365) and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 18, 2015)
Subject Sánchez, George Isidore, 1906-1972.
Education, Bilingual -- Southwest, New -- History -- 20th century.
Educators -- Texas -- Biography.
Intellectuals -- United States -- Biography.
Mexican Americans -- Biography.
Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- Southwest, New -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- Segregation -- Southwest, New -- History -- 20th century.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography.
Southwest, New -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300210426 (electronic bk)
9780300210422 (electronic bk)