Lbj And Mexican Americans

Author: Julie Leininger Pycior
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292787847
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As he worked to build his Great Society, Lyndon Johnson often harkened back to his teaching days in the segregated "Mexican" school at Cotulla, Texas. Recalling the poverty and prejudice that blighted his students' lives, Johnson declared, "It never occurred to me in my fondest dreams that I might have the chance to help the sons and daughters of those students and to help people like them all over this country. But now I do have that chance—and I'll let you in on a secret—I mean to use it." This book explores the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between LBJ and Mexican Americans. Julie Pycior shows that Johnson's genuine desire to help Mexican Americans—and reap the political dividends—did not prevent him from allying himself with individuals and groups intent on thwarting Mexican Americans' organizing efforts. Not surprisingly, these actions elicited a wide range of response, from grateful loyalty to, in some cases, outright opposition. Mexican Americans' complicated relationship with LBJ influenced both their political development and his career with consequences that reverberated in society at large.
LBJ and Mexican Americans
Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: Julie Leininger Pycior
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-05 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

As he worked to build his Great Society, Lyndon Johnson often harkened back to his teaching days in the segregated "Mexican" school at Cotulla, Texas. Recalling the poverty and prejudice that blighted his students' lives, Johnson declared, "It never occurred to me in my fondest dreams that I might have
Vicente Ximenes, LBJ's Great Society, and Mexican American Civil Rights Rhetoric
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Michelle Hall Kells
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-29 - Publisher: SIU Press

Starting as a grassroots organizer in the 1950s, Vicente Ximenes was at the forefront of the Mexican American civil rights movement for decades, becoming a high-ranking appointee in Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. Michelle Hall Kells provides a rhetorical history of his career as an activist.
LBJ and Grassroots Federalism
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Robert H. Duke
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-31 - Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas reveals the local ramifications of federal policy. Three case studies in the rising career of Lyndon B. Johnson show this in action: LBJ's formative experience as a New Dealer directing the National Youth Administration (NYA) in Texas; his
LULAC, Mexican Americans, and National Policy
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Craig A. Kaplowitz
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-03-28 - Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Through the dedicated intervention of LULAC and other Mexican American activist groups, the understanding of civil rights in America was vastly expanded in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Mexican Americans gained federal remedies for discrimination based not simply on racial but also on cultural and linguistic disadvantages. Generally considered
A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson
Language: en
Pages: 604
Authors: Mitchell B. Lerner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-13 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

"The one-stop source for the latest historiography on the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. Lerner has assembled a collection of gems by the leading historians of U.S. domestic and foreign policy during the Johnson era." - Frank Costigliola, University of Connecticut.