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From the Barrio to Washington (Via Sacramento)

Armando Rodriguez was one of the most important early Mexican American civic leaders. From the Barrio to Washington: An Educator’s Journey is an inspiring story. Continue reading

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Hispanic Americans and the Spanish Civil War

Hispanic Americans have received little if any mention in most accounts of the Spanish Civil War (1936–39). U.S. volunteers of Spanish, Cuban, and Puerto Rican heritage fought in the civil war, along with a smaller number of Mexican Americans. Continue reading

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The Labor Left and Proto-Affirmative Action

The labor left proposed proto-affirmative action in the late 1940s in order to protect the employment gains achieved during World War II. Continue reading

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