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Clinton Jencks and Mexican American Miners in New Mexico

A bool review for James J. Lorence’s Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest. Jencks is credited for empowering subjugated Mexican American hard-rock miners in Grant County, New Mexico. Continue reading

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Alfonso J. Cervantes, Mayor of St. Louis

Alfonso J. Cervantes of St. Louis, served as the first big-city mayor of Hispanic origin in the U.S. Continue reading

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Raúl H. Castro, Arizona Governor and U.S. Ambassador

Adversity Is My Angel is a highly accessible, well-crafted, and timeless volume that profiles Raul Castro, Arizona’s only Mexican American governor, and a United States ambassador appointed by presidents Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter. Continue reading

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