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Arturo Rosales

Original Airdate: September 1, 1996


About the Author

F. Arturo Rosales received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1978. Since writing a dissertation on Mexican immigra­tion to the Chicago area, he has published over 40 articles and essays and six books on the Mexican immigrant experience and on Latino civil rights. His book Chicano! A History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement (Houston: Arte Público Press, 1996) accompanied a PBS documentary of the same name. Professor Rosales published ¡Pobre Raza!: Violence, Crime, Justice, and Mobilization Among Mexico Lindo Immigrants, 1890 with the University of Texas Press in 1999. Since then Arte Público Press has published two of Professor Rosales’ works; Testimonio: A Documentary History of the Mexican American Struggle for Civil Rights in 2000, and in 2006, A Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History.


About this Book

Based on the PBS series of the same name, Chicano! details the struggle of the Mexican-American community for social and legal equality, political and cultural identity. Chicano! focuses on individuals, issues and pivotal events that made up the popular movement known as el movimiento or la causa in the period 1965-1975. In addition, Rosales has carefully documented two centuries of struggle for civil rights by Mexican Americans. The Chicano Movement has been an often ignored aspect of the civil rights struggles in the 1960s; it was nonetheless a landmark period for the second-largest ethnic minority in the U.S.