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Author Orozco, Cynthia

Title No Mexicans, women, or dogs allowed : the rise of the Mexican American civil rights movement / Cynthia E. Orozco
Edition First edition
Published Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2009

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 316 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- Part One. Society and Ideology -- The Mexican colony of South Texas -- Ideological origins of the movement -- Part Two. Politics -- Rise of a movement -- Founding fathers -- The Harlingen Convention of 1927 : no Mexicans allowed -- LULAC's founding -- Part Three. Theory and Methodology -- The Mexican American civil rights movement -- No women allowed?
Summary "Founded by Mexican American men in 1929, the League of United Latin-American Citizens (LULAC) has usually been judged according to Chicano nationalist standards of the late 1960s and 1970s. Drawing on extensive archival research, including the personal papers of Alonso S. Perales and Adela Sloss-Vento, No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed presents the history of LULAC in a new light, restoring its early twentieth-century context. Orozco also provides evidence that perceptions of LULAC as a petite bourgeoisie, assimilationist, conservative, anti-Mexican, anti-working class organization belie the realities of the group's early activism. Supplemented by oral history, this sweeping study probes LULAC's predecessors, such as the Order Sons of America, blending historiography and cultural studies. Against a backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, World War I, gender discrimination, and racial segregation, No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed recasts LULAC at the forefront of civil rights movements in America."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-307) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject League of United Latin American Citizens -- History
Order of Sons of America -- History
SUBJECT League of United Latin American Citizens. fast (OCoLC)fst00567462
Order of Sons of America. fast (OCoLC)fst01928011
Subject Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- Texas -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights movements -- Texas -- History -- 20th century
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Mexican American women -- Texas -- Social conditions -- 20th century
HISTORY -- State & Local -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Hispanic American Studies.
Civil rights movements.
Mexican American women -- Social conditions.
Mexican Americans -- Civil rights.
Mexican Americans -- Social conditions.
Texas.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780292793439
029279343X