Memories of Chicano History: The Life and Narrative of Bert Corona (Latinos in American Society and Culture)
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García is Professor of History and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. David Montgomery is Professor of History at Yale University.. He is the author of Mexican Americans: Leadership, Ideology, and Identity, 1930-1960 (1989). Mario T
Indeed, Corona's model for success is founded on cooperation, ethnic pride of accomplishment, and optimistic determination. As an oral history conducted by Garcia (the result is billed as a collaborative autobiography), the story conveys a sense of the "collective self"--a testimonial of one member of a community. Perry, East Central Univ., Ada, Okla.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. Beginning with the union movement of the 1930s, Corona traces his experience in organizing workers and communiti
His narration and García's analysis together provide a journey into the Mexican-American world.Bert Corona's reflections offer us an invaluable glimpse at the lifework of a major grass-roots American leader. Who is Bert Corona? Though not readily identified by most Americans, nor indeed by many Mexican Americans, Corona is a man of enormous political commitment whose activism has spanned much of this century. The result is a testimonio, a collaborative autobiography in which historical memories are preserved more through oral traditions than through
Just OK William Olmstead This book although based on the life of a great man reads like a textbook full of facts. For the student of Chicano studies, this is a perfect read. For the curious and lover of biographies, like me it's not. Never-the-less, I can't really criticize the work that went into this book. It is worth a purchase. "Great Book" according to Jerry Apodaca. I knew Bert. The father of immigrant rights. A great leader in the early Chicano movement, who has not gotten the recognition he deserves.. Happy Customer Jenn Unknown Very satisfied with my purchase and price. I was pleased with the overall service and time it took to get to me.