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FA-53128-07
Black and Latino Civil Rights Strategies in World War II Texas and the Southwest, 1940-1965
Neil Foley, University of Texas, Austin

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Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity
Author: Neil Foley
Abstract: examines the complex interplay among regional, national, and international politics that complicated efforts of Mexican Americans and African Americans to find common ground in ending employment discrimination in the defense industries and school segregation during World War II and the years leading up to Brown v. Board of Education. Underlying differences in organizational strength, political affiliations, class position, level of assimilation, and legal strategies belied the assumption that Mexican and Black Americans could easily cross race and class lines to forge strategic alliances in their fight for economic and educational equality. The fluidity of race relations in Mexico and Latin America (based mainly on skin color, class, and culture) yielded before the stark reality of the black-white color line in the U.S, which made the prospect of interracial cooperation between blacks and middle-class Mexican Americans (whose white racial status was never secure) doubly difficult to achieve. Quest for Equality reveals how these tensions and uncertainties—and Black-Latino efforts to overcome them—first emerged over fifty years ago in Texas and California where Mexican Americans and African Americans sought, against great odds, to cooperate with each other in the arenas of international civil rights politics, labor competition, and educational equality. In the end, however, Mexican American civil rights leaders and Mexican consuls saw little to gain and much to lose in joining hands with African Americans.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674050235
Primary URL Description: Harvard University Press
Secondary URL: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?recid=29783&content=reviews
Secondary URL Description: Harvard University Press Reviews
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780674050235

Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity (Book)
Title: Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity
Author: Foley, Neil
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780674050235
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780674050235

Mexicans in the Making of America (Book)
Title: Mexicans in the Making of America
Author: Neil Foley
Abstract: Traces the history of Mexicans in the Southwest, the cycles of Immigration, World War II US-Mexico diplomacy, bracero program, civil rights, immigration laws and anti-immigrant movements, and the Latinization of the U.S. population in the 21st century.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674048485
Primary URL Description: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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