Home English Dr. Anthony Quiroz, Professor of History in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, released his new book, “Leaders of the Mexican American Generation.”
English - October 16, 2015

Dr. Anthony Quiroz, Professor of History in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, released his new book, “Leaders of the Mexican American Generation.”

Published by University Press of Colorado, the book is a collection of biographical essays that explore the lives of a wide range of influential members of the U.S. Mexican American community between 1920 and 1965, who paved the way for major changes in their social, political, and economic status within the United States. The subjects of these biographies include some of the most prominent idealists and actors of the time.

“This work focuses on the most outstanding figures during what was called the Mexican American Generation,” said Quiroz. “Although frequently criticized for being subversive, these individuals promoted patriotism, and loyalty to American society and its economic system as labor leaders, attorneys, physicians and others as activists in major organizations such as LULAC and the American GI Forum. Together, they brought a broad vision of American citizenship out for public discussion, paving the way for the greater levels of inclusion we enjoy today.”

Feminist Alice Dickerson Montemayor, San Antonio Attorney Gus García, Civil Rights Activist and Scholar Ernesto Galarza, are among the subjects of these biographies.

Quiroz, a native of Victoria, Texas, also wrote the book, Claiming Citizenship: Mexican Americans in Victoria, Texas,” published by Texas A&M University Press and released in 2005. In addition, he has published three book chapters and many articles in professional journals.

To purchase “Leaders of the Mexican American Generation,” click here.

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