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Garcia, Richard A. 1941-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 68 publications in 2 languages and 6,641 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Sources  Chronologies  Interviews  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: HD6509.C48, B
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Most widely held works by Richard A Garcia
César Chávez : a triumph of spirit by Richard Griswold del Castillo( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Chavez by Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia is the first to approach Chavez's life - his courageous acts, his turning points, his many perceived personas - in the context of Chicano and American history. It reveals a shy, quiet man who was launched by events into a maelstrom of campesino strikes, religious fervor, and nonviolent battles for justice. Among his friends and supporters he counted Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and millions across America who rallied to his cause. In Griswold del Castillo and Garcia's biography, Chavez's life mirrors major events in Mexican American history: Mexican immigration during the 1920s; forced repatriation in the 1930s; segregation in public schools; Mexican American contributions during World War II; the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles; formation of Mexican American organizations to advance civil and political rights; the Chicano movement of the 1960s and early 1970s; the emergence of a conservative political backlash in the 1980s; and, finally, the "new immigration" in the 1990s. Cesar Chavez was touched by all these events, and his story is both private and part of a collective experience
Notable Latino Americans : a biographical dictionary by Matt S Meier( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles both prominent and important but less-familiar people who have made significant contributions in their fields
The Chicanos in America, 1540-1974 : a chronology & fact book by Richard A Garcia( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronological history of Mexican Americans from 1540 to 1974 including pertinent documents and bibliography
Rise of the Mexican American middle class : San Antonio, 1929-1941 by Richard A Garcia( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and ethnicity( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays discussing race and ethnicity in America
Political ideology : a comparative study of three Chicano youth organizations by Richard A Garcia( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study investigated the political ideology of three Chicano youth groups in El Paso, Texas: Mexican American Youth Association (maya), Mexican American Political Association (mapa), and the Alianza. Purpose of the study was to identify and compare the political ideas and attitudes of the three organizations. Questionnaires were administered to a random sample selected from a list of names obtained from each organization. Eighty-four questionnaires were returned--30 from mapa, 30 from maya, and 24 from the Alianza. The questionnaire was divided into four general sections: personal information, personality, political knowledge, and political ideology. Indices were computed to indicate overall tendencies along the following categories: democratic, fascist, and communist tendencies; degree of political socialization; recognition of institutional racism; regard for authority and freedom; regard of equality; political knowledge, activity, and responsibility; anomie; authoritarian personality; racial prejudice; political liberalism; and faith in people. Some of the findings were: (1) all three groups had in general very low faith in people; (2) maya was more authoritarian than the others; (3) all three groups had a definite view of society which was predictable and stable; (4) maya had more feelings of alienation and anomie; and (5) mapa and the Alianza had more "hope" for the future while maya had less. (Nq)
Ethnic community builders : Mexican Americans in search of justice and power : the struggle for citizenship rights in San José, California by Francisco Jiménez( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ethnic Community Builders: Mexican Americans in Search of Justice and Power is an oral history of Mexican American activism in San Jose, California, over the past half century. The authors present interviews of fourteen people of various stripes - teachers, politicians, radio personalities - who have been influential in the development of a major urban center with a significant ethnic population. These activists tell the stories of their lives and work with openness and honesty, allowing readers to witness their achievements and failures. This vivid ethnography of a Mexican American community serves as a model for activism wherever ethnic groups seek change and justice."--Jacket
The making of the Mexican-American mind, San Antonio, Texas, 1929-1941 : a social and intellectual history of an ethnic community by Richard A Garcia( )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Aunt Otilia's spirit=Los espiritus de mi tia Otilia by Richard A Garcia( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When tall, skinny Aunt Otilia comes to visit from Puerto Rico, her curious nephew finds out about her magical powers
A study of extensive bibliographical help upon the students' ability to do research and write research reports by Richard A Garcia( )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the Mexican-American mind, San Antonio, Texas, 1929 - 1941 : a social and intellectual history of an ethnic community by Richard A Garcia( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mexican Americans in California( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The making of the Mexican-American mind, San Antonio, Texas, 1929 - 1941 : a social and intellectual history of an ethnic community by Richard A Garcia( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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César Chávez : a triumph of spirit
Alternative Names
Garcia, Richard A. 1941-

Languages
English (65)

German (2)

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Notable Latino Americans : a biographical dictionaryRise of the Mexican American middle class : San Antonio, 1929-1941Race and ethnicityEthnic community builders : Mexican Americans in search of justice and power : the struggle for citizenship rights in San José, CaliforniaMy Aunt Otilia's spirit=Los espiritus de mi tia Otilia