"¡Mi Raza Primero!" (My People First!): Nationalism, Identity, and Insurgency in the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles, 1966-1978

"¡Mi Raza Primero!" (My People First!): Nationalism, Identity, and Insurgency in the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles, 1966-1978

Ernesto Chávez


¡Mi Raza Primero! is the 1st publication to envision the Chicano movement's improvement in a single locale—in this example l. a., domestic of the most important inhabitants of individuals of Mexican descent outdoor of Mexico urban. Ernesto Chávez makes a speciality of 4 organisations that constituted the guts of the circulation: The Brown Berets, the Chicano Moratorium Committee, los angeles Raza Unida get together, and the Centro de Acción Social Autónomo, generally called CASA. Chávez examines and chronicles the guidelines and strategies of the insurgency's leaders and their fans who, whereas differing of their pursuits and strategies, still got here jointly as Chicanos and reformers.

Deftly combining own recollection and interviews of flow contributors with an array of archival, newspaper, and secondary resources, Chávez offers an soaking up account of the occasions that constituted the Los Angeles-based Chicano flow. even as he deals insights into the emergence and the destiny of the flow in other places. He offers a serious research of the concept that of Chicano nationalism, an concept shared by means of all leaders of the insurgency, and locations it inside of a bigger worldwide and comparative framework. studying such variables as gender, classification, age, and tool relationships, this ebook deals a cosmopolitan attention of ways ethnic nationalism and identification functioned within the usa in the course of the Nineteen Sixties and 1970s.

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