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García, Mario T.

Works: 43 works in 181 publications in 2 languages and 17,005 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, edc
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Most widely held works about Mario T García
Most widely held works by Mario T García
Mexican Americans : leadership, ideology & identity, 1930-1960 by Mario T García( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories of Chicano history : the life and narrative of Bert Corona by Mario T García( )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Memories of Chicano History: The Life and Narrative of Bert Corona represents a landmark publication in American history. The first autobiographical text by a major figure in Chicano history, it is also the first full life history depicting the political experiences of Mexican-Americans." "Based on an extensive three-year oral history project, Memories of Chicano history is a product of a unique relationship between historian Mario T. Garcia and activist Bert Corona, resulting in a testimonio, a collaborative autobiography of an individual and his community. Through Corona's narration and Garcia's analysis, Memories of Chicano History offers a journey into the Mexican-American world of the twentieth century." "As a longtime community and labor leader in California, Bert Corona embodies the persistent struggle by Mexican-Americans against injustice and racism. Born to immigrant parents in the border town of El Paso in 1918 and inspired by his father's participation in the Mexican Revolution, Corona has dedicated his life to fighting economic and social injustice. His untiring activism, based on coalition-building and community mobilization, spans much of the twentieth century." "As a young man in the 1930s, Bert Corona took part in the great organizing campaigns for the newly formed Congress of Industrial Organizations among various ethnic groups in the Los Angeles area. These early union drives infused the Latino community with a new vitality, creating groups such as the Mexican American Movement, the National Congress of Spanish-Speaking Peoples, and the Asociacion Nacional Mexico-Americana. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, with Corona's active participation and leadership, these organizations agitated for labor issues and civil rights. The Chicano movement of the 1960s and 1970s, in which Corona also played a part, brought new organizations and issues into the political arena. Corona has continued his work to the present day, immersing himself in the more recent campaigns to organize undocumented Latino immigrants." "Bert Corona's memoir is historical, political, and personal. His reflections offer an invaluable glimpse at the triumphs and tragedies of the Mexican-American community; his life-work defines the history of Chicano activism at the grass-roots level. Memories of Chicano History is not only the story of one exceptional individual but part of the collective memory of the Mexican-American community."--Jacket
Migrant daughter : coming of age as a Mexican American woman by Frances Esquibel Tywoniak( )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking us from the open spaces of rural New Mexico and the fields of California's Great Central Valley to the intellectual milieu of student life in Berkeley during the 1950s, this memoir, based on an oral history by Mario T. Garcia, is the powerful and moving testimonio of a young Mexican American woman's struggle to rise out of poverty
Blowout! : Sal Castro and the Chicano struggle for educational justice by Mario T García( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In March 1968, thousands of Chicano students walked out of their East Los Angeles high schools and middle schools to protest decades of inferior and discriminatory education in the so-called "Mexican Schools." During these historic walkouts, or "blowouts," the students were led by Sal Castro, a courageous and charismatic Mexican American teacher who encouraged the students to make their grievances public after school administrators and school board members failed to listen to them. The resulting blowouts sparked the beginning of the urban Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the largest and most widespread civil rights protests by Mexican Americans in U.S. history. This fascinating testimonio, or oral history, transcribed and presented in Castro's voice by historian Mario T. Garcia, is a compelling, highly readable narrative of a young boy growing up in Los Angeles who made history by his leadership in the blowouts and in his career as a dedicated and committed teacher. Blowout! fills a major void in the history of the civil rights and Chicano movements of the 1960s, particularly the struggle for educational justice."--Publisher's description
Border correspondent : selected writings, 1955-1970 by Ruben Salazar( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Border Correspondent is the first major collection of the journalism of Ruben Salazar. Although there has long been a vigorous Spanish-language press in the United States, Salazar was the first journalist of Mexican American background to cross over into mainstream English-language print media with his reporting for the Los Angeles Times during the 1960s. Salazar was also the first significant foreign correspondent of Mexican descent, and in 1969 he became the first Mexican American columnist for a major newspaper. Mario Garcia's introduction to this collection provides a biographical sketch of Salazar as well as a thoughtful evaluation of his significance to American journalism and to the history of the Mexican American community in California
The Latino generation : voices of the new America by Mario T García( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Latinos are already the largest minority group in the United States, and experts estimate that by 2050, one out of three Americans will identify as Latino. Though their population and influence are steadily rising, stereotypes and misconceptions about Latinos remain, from the assumption that they refuse to learn English to questions of just how "American" they actually are. By presenting thirteen riveting oral histories of young, first-generation college students, Mario T. Garcia counters those long-held stereotypes and expands our understanding of what he terms "the Latino Generation." By allowing these young people to share their stories and struggles, Garcia reveals that these students and children of immigrants will be critical players in the next chapter of our nation's history. Collected over several years, the testimonios follow the history of the speakers in thought-provoking ways, reminding us that members of the Latino Generation are not merely a demographic group but rather real individuals, as American in their aspirations and loyalty as the members of any other ethnic group in the country."--
Luis Leal : an auto/biography by Mario T García( )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He also elicits Leal's assessment of many of the prominent writers he has known and studied, including Mariano Azuela, William Faulkner, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Juan Rulfo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Tomas Rivera, Rolando Hinojosa, Rudolfo Anaya, Elena Poniatowska, Sandra Cisneros, Richard Rodriguez, and Ana Castillo." "Mario T. Garcia is Professor of History and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara."--Jacket
The Chicano generation : testimonios of the movement by Mario T García( )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of the historic Chicano Movement in Los Angeles during the late 1960s and 1970s. The Chicano Movement was the largest civil rights and empowerment movement in the history of Mexican Americans in the United States. The movement was led by a new generation of political activists calling themselves Chicanos, a countercultural barrio term. This book is the story of three key activists, Raul Ruiz, Gloria Arellanes, and Rosalio Muñoz, who through oral history related their experiences as movement activist to historian Mario T. García. As first-person autobiographical narratives, these stories put a human face to this profound social movement and provide a life-story perspective as to why these individuals became activists"--Provided by publisher
Católicos : resistance and affirmation in Chicano Catholic history by Mario T García( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based exclusively on original research and sources, Mario T. Garcia here offers the first major historical study to explore the various dimensions of the role of Catholicism in Chicano history in the twentieth century. This is also one of the first significant studies in the still-limited field of Chicano religious history."--Jacket
Desert immigrants : the Mexicans of El Paso, 1880-1920 by Mario T García( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican American religions : spirituality, activism, and culture( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multidisciplinary collection of essays examining the influence of Mexican American religion on Mexican American literature, art, politics, and popular culture
The gospel of César Chávez : my faith in action( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once asked to explain how he had sustained himself over so many years of struggle, César Chávez responded: "I don't think I could base my will to struggle on cold economics or some political doctrine. For me, the base must be faith." In evaluating the life and struggles of César Chávez, one of the most recognized Latino leaders in the United States and the first labor leader to successfully organize and unionize U.S. farm workers, many historians, journalists, and other writers have largely missed one significant factor of his life--his faith and deep spirituality. The Gospel of César Chávez uses the prolific leader's own words to express his profound faith and the way it shaped his life and leadership. (Publisher)
A Dolores Huerta reader( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings about the famed United Farm Workers leader includes a biographical introduction, articles and book excerpts written about her, a selection of her own writing and speeches, letters to Cesar Chavez, and interviews where she expresses her unbending dedication to social justice
Literature as history : autobiography, testimonio, and the novel in the Chicano and Latino experience by Mario T García( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature as History represents a unique way to rethink history. Mario T. García, a leader in the field of Chicano history and one of the foremost historian of his generation, explores how Chicano historians can use Chicano and Latino literature as important historical sources
The Chicano movement : perspectives from the twenty-first century by Mario T García( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The largest social movement by people of Mexican descent in the U.S. to date, the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s linked civil rights activism with a new, assertive ethnic identity: Chicano Power! Beginning with the farmworkers' struggle led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, the Movement expanded to urban areas throughout the Southwest, Midwest and Pacific Northwest, as a generation of self-proclaimed Chicanos fought to empower their communities. Recently, a new generation of historians has produced an explosion of interesting work on the Movement. The Chicano Movement: Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century collects the various strands of this research into one readable collection, exploring the contours of the Movement while disputing the idea of it being one monolithic group. Bringing the story up through the 1980s, The Chicano Movement introduces students to the impact of the Movement, and enables them to expand their understanding of what it means to be an activist, a Chicano, and an American."
The making of a Mexican American mayor : Raymond L. Telles of El Paso by Mario T García( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raymond Telles, the first Mexican American mayor of any major American city, comes to life again in this book, newly updated to reach a new generation of readers interested in the Chicano political struggle"--Provided by publisher
History, culture, and society : Chicano studies in the 1980s( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father Luis Olivares, a biography : faith politics and the origins of the sanctuary movement in Los Angeles by Mario T García( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the amazing untold story of the Los Angeles sanctuary movement's champion, Father Luis Olivares (1934-1993), a Catholic priest and a charismatic, faith-driven leader for social justice. Based on previously unexplored archives and over ninety oral histories, this compelling biography traces the life of a complex and constantly evolving individual, from Olivares's humble beginnings in San Antonio, Texas, to his close friendship with legendary civil rights leader César Chávez and his historic leadership of the United Neighborhoods Organization and the sanctuary movement"--
Bridging cultures : an introduction to Chicano/Latino studies( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Padre : the life and spiritual journey of Father Virgil Cordano and the Franciscans of California by Mario T García( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Migrant daughter : coming of age as a Mexican American woman
Memories of Chicano history : the life and narrative of Bert CoronaMigrant daughter : coming of age as a Mexican American womanBlowout! : Sal Castro and the Chicano struggle for educational justiceBorder correspondent : selected writings, 1955-1970Luis Leal : an auto/biographyCatólicos : resistance and affirmation in Chicano Catholic historyDesert immigrants : the Mexicans of El Paso, 1880-1920Mexican American religions : spirituality, activism, and culture
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Garcia, Mario

Garcia, Mario T.

Mario T. García García, Mario T.

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