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Samora, Julian 1920-1996

Works: 38 works in 132 publications in 2 languages and 5,810 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E184.M5, 301.45160791
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A history of the Mexican-American people by Julian Samora( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised edition of a textbook used in high schools and colleges for the last fifteen years
La raza: forgotten Americans; [papers, in memory of Charles de Young Elkus by Julian Samora( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study includes the areas of history, church participation, labor problems, living conditions, education, civil rights status, and the difficulty minority groups encounter in participating in the politics of a dominant society
Los mojados: the wetback story by Julian Samora( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plight of impoverished Mexicans, also known as Braceros, entering the U.S.A. as illegal aliens, with appendix of documents, pleading for fair solutions to this problem
Gunpowder justice : a reassessment of the Texas Rangers by Julian Samora( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to separate fact from fiction and update their history in light of their recent activities
Minority leadership in a bi-cultural community by Julian Samora( Book )

12 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican-Americans in a Midwest metropolis: a study of East Chicago by Julian Samora( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican americans who have migrated to the industrial complex of east chicago are analyzed to determine the validity of a hypothesis that this group was provided opportunities not available to their counterparts in the southwest for assimilation into the community. A concise report on the history of the mexican-american colony in east chicago, its growth into a community, family traditions, and church relations is included. Education and its effects, patterns of employment and occupational status, internal cohesion and political influence, and personal and social adjustment studies are supported by graphs, charts and tables. It was determined that the hypothesis was not valid and that geographic dispersion beyond the southwest did not necessarily result in conspicuous status benefits unobtainable in the southwest. The report concludes that there is very little variation in socioeconomic position by mexican-americans migrating to an industrial complex, in reference to group assimilation, compared to their southwestern neighbors. This report is available for $2.00 from the division of research, graduate school of business administration, university of california, los angeles, california 90024. (wn)
La frontera and its people : the early development of border and Mexican American studies by Barbara Driscoll de Alvarado( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research and scholarly activity by Ernesto Galarza( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catálago de la Exposición de Libros sobre Cultura Mexicano-Norteamericana : organizada con motivo de la imposición de la Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca a los señores César Chávez, Américo Paredes y Julián Samora by Exposición de Libros sobre Cultura Mexicano-norteamericana( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mestizaje : the formation of Chicanos by Julian Samora( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent trends in educational status of Mexican-Americans in Texas by Richard A Lamanna( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acculturation of the Spanish-speaking people of Fort Collins, Colorado, in selected culture areas by Julian Samora( )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pablo Cruz and the American dream; the experiences of an undocumented immigrant from Mexico by Pablo Cruz( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Movement of Spanish Youth from Rural to Urban Settings by Donald N Barrett( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analysis deals with--demographic, historical, and cultural background factors, and the housing, family life, and educational and economic participation of spanish surname, non-puerto rican people in five southwestern states. Conclusions are based on an examination of existing literature, a survey of expert opinion, field checks of selected aspects, and a demographic investigation. There are over 3.5 million spanish-speaking people in the united states. Since 1940 they have changed from a predominantly rural population to an overwhelmingly urban group, to a far greater extent than other white and nonwhite groups. They exhibit distinctive cultural traits that encourage residential and social segregation. Over half of them are under 20 years old. Evidence shows that--the housing of spaniards is much poorer than that of other white and nonwhite groups, yet spaniards pay higher rent for units of comparable value, the rates of fertility, morbidity, mortality, and broken families among spaniards are high, educational achievement is lower than for other white or nonwhite, with 25 to 50 percent of the spaniards having 4 years or less of formal education, income is low, and unemployment is high, and many spanish-speaking people are migrant laborers, which presupposes little education, child labor, and poor family conditions for youth. Recommendations to improve the situation of spanish youth include better opportunities to learn english in schools, effective leadership that can overcome negative community and school attitudes toward a lower-class, seemingly foreign ethnic groups, better vocational counseling, apprenticeship, and job training, prevention of employment discrimination, better enforcement of housing, slum, and sanitation laws of all cities, and greater efforts to reduce the dropout rates by providing more motivation for education
The Spanish Speaking People in the United States by Julian Samora( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pilot study traced the history and background of spanish speaking people in the united states and discussed their present position in american society in terms of education, housing, employment, administration of justice, voting, public accommodations, and health. Discrimination and the deprivation of civil rights were emphasized. Sources for study were books, articles, U.S. census reports, census tract data, questionnaires, and interviews. According to the 1960 census, 4,320,724 spanish speaking people lived in the united states. Of the total, 3,465,000 lived in arizona, california, colorado, new mexico, and texas. In the 1950's their history was different from other immigrant groups, because spanish americans and puerto ricans were conquered people upon whom the culture of the conquerors was superimposed. Their tradition of passive subservience to authority was the basic difficulty in their assimilation to american society. Factors complicating the assimilation process were language difficulties, skin color, health differences, and low socioeconomic status. Their education, housing, employment, health, income, and occupation conditions were poorer than other nonwhites and much poorer than the whites. Based on the findings in the study, recommendations were made for the following--(1) a national agency to help spanish speaking people solve their problems, (2) more field workers for spanish speaking local organizations, (3) noncompetitive scholarships at the junior and senior high school levels, (4) an attack on the minority problem through programs combatting prejudice, discrimination, and exploitation, (5) more detailed research studies covering a larger number of spanish speaking people in every aspect of their lives, and (6) a center for research to coordinate knowledge and programs on minority groups
Subordinate leadership in a bicultural community by James B Watson( Book )

3 editions published between 1954 and 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Education of the Spanish-Speaking in the Southwest--an Analysis ofthe 1960 Census Materials by Julian Samora( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facts about income, employment, unemployment, housing and occupations revealed that more spanish-speaking individuals fall in lower status categories in regard to education than do individuals in other ethnic groups of the southwest. They are isolated geographically and culturally from the mainstream of western civilization and live a life based on agriculture. They have no particular need for education as we know it today. Mexicans do not have the tradition of public education in their cultural heritage. The greatest problem in the spanish-speaking community with regard to education is that of the dropout, among the spanish-speaking, optimum conditions for the pursuit of education have seldom existed. In recent years two developments have arisen to improve the situation--school funds have been changed in accordance with actual school attendance, and the courts have restrained school districts and their officers from segregating mexican pupils. Yet, segregated housing and rural living still compound problems arising from a low educational status. The lack of motivation for continuing education on the part of the spanish-speaking and the role of the school system in providing equal educational opportunities represent two other major problematic areas. The school system should take a more positive stand in educating these groups. Parents should develop more supportive attitudes toward the value of education to keep their youngsters in school
From stranger to neighbor( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Texas Rangers : heroes or oppressors? by Jorge A Bustamante( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Julian Samora First Mexican-American Sociologist in the United States

Samora, Julian 1920-

English (105)

Spanish (3)