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Felix Longoria's Wake: Bereavement, Racism, and the Rise of Mexican American Activism

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How a controversy over a slain Mexican American soldier contributed to the rise of Mexican American activism.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by University of Texas Press
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Chi Chi
Nov 04, 2010 Chi Chi rated it liked it
Pretty dry historical recount of a turning point in the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, when a the family of a WWII veteran was turned away from the funeral home in their home town. A young LBJ features prominently in this book.
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Aug 21, 2007 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Chicana/o studies readers; history readers
Conveys the significance of Felix Longoria's life as well as the efforts of the GI Forum.
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First half was good, but became VERY repetitive.
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