The Berets

The Berets
Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1986-10-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1440635889

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They were the chosen ones--and the ones to be the best. Never before had the United States given so select a group of fighting men such punishing preparation. Now they were heading for their ultimate test of skill and nerve and sacrifice, in a war unlike any they or their country had ever fought before...in a land that most of America still knew nothing about...Vietnam.

Hearing on Black Beret Procurement

Hearing on Black Beret Procurement
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Small Business
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2001
Genre: Berets
ISBN:

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How to Make Berets A Milliner s Guide to Sewing French Hats

How to Make Berets   A Milliner s Guide to Sewing French Hats
Author: Various Authors
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2013-04-16
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 1473390494

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Beret-like headwear has been worn across Europe since pre-Roman times. Mass production began in 19th century France, Spain and Italy, countries with which it remains associated. This classic work contains all of the information you will require to make and finish a beret of your own.

Sancho s Journal

Sancho s Journal
Author: David Montejano
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2012-11-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 029274241X

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How do people acquire political consciousness, and how does that consciousness transform their behavior? This question launched the scholarly career of David Montejano, whose masterful explorations of the Mexican American experience produced the award-winning books Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836–1986, a sweeping outline of the changing relations between the two peoples, and Quixote's Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966–1981, a concentrated look at how a social movement "from below" began to sweep away the last vestiges of the segregated social-political order in San Antonio and South Texas. Now in Sancho's Journal, Montejano revisits the experience that set him on his scholarly quest—"hanging out" as a participant-observer with the South Side Berets of San Antonio as the chapter formed in 1974. Sancho's Journal presents a rich ethnography of daily life among the "batos locos" (crazy guys) as they joined the Brown Berets and became associated with the greater Chicano movement. Montejano describes the motivations that brought young men into the group and shows how they learned to link their individual troubles with the larger issues of social inequality and discrimination that the movement sought to redress. He also recounts his own journey as a scholar who came to realize that, before he could tell this street-level story, he had to understand the larger history of Mexican Americans and their struggle for a place in U.S. society. Sancho's Journal completes that epic story.

Quixote s Soldiers

Quixote s Soldiers
Author: David Montejano
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2010-06-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0292778643

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“Detail[s] the grassroots interplay among the variety of ideologies, individuals, and organizations that made up the Chicano movement in San Antonio, Texas.” –Journal of American History In the mid-1960s, San Antonio, Texas, was a segregated city governed by an entrenched Anglo social and business elite. The Mexican American barrios of the west and south sides were characterized by substandard housing and experienced seasonal flooding. Gang warfare broke out regularly. Then the striking farmworkers of South Texas marched through the city and set off a social movement that transformed the barrios and ultimately brought down the old Anglo oligarchy. In Quixote’s Soldiers, David Montejano uses a wealth of previously untapped sources, including the congressional papers of Henry B. Gonzalez, to present an intriguing and highly readable account of this turbulent period. Montejano divides the narrative into three parts. In the first part, he recounts how college student activists and politicized social workers mobilized barrio youth and mounted an aggressive challenge to both Anglo and Mexican American political elites. In the second part, Montejano looks at the dynamic evolution of the Chicano movement and the emergence of clear gender and class distinctions as women and ex-gang youth struggled to gain recognition as serious political actors. In the final part, Montejano analyzes the failures and successes of movement politics. He describes the work of second-generation movement organizations that made possible a new and more representative political order, symbolized by the election of Mayor Henry Cisneros in 1981. “A most welcome addition to the growing literature on the Chicana/o movement of the 1960s and 1970s.” –Pacific Historical Review

The Chicano Generation

The Chicano Generation
Author: Mario T. García
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2015-05-12
Genre: History
ISBN: 0520286022

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"This is the story of the historic Chicano Movement in Los Angeles during the late 1960s and 1970s. The Chicano Movement was the largest civil rights and empowerment movement in the history of Mexican Americans in the United States. The movement was led by a new generation of political activists calling themselves Chicanos, a countercultural barrio term. This book is the story of three key activists, Raul Ruiz, Gloria Arellanes, and Rosalio Muanoz, who through oral history related their experiences as movement activist to historian Mario T. Garcaia. As first-person autobiographical narratives, these stories put a human face to this profound social movement and provide a life-story perspective as to why these individuals became activists"--Provided by publisher.

The Crossbow and the Beret

The Crossbow and the Beret
Author: David L. Bohmfalk
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-12-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1491776862

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It is 1988—the height of the Cold War. At Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, David Balzen is a straightforward, decisive, and ethical security police sergeant. But when he finds himself the solo hostage negotiator at a top secret research hangar, Balzen soon learns that reality is farther from his reach than he ever imagined. While bargaining for the release of a female research assistant from a demented physicist, Balzen is confronted with one of man’s oldest dreams or, in his case, a nightmare. During a last-ditch effort to save Christine Townsend, Balzen is thrown into the physicist’s time machine’s beam and suddenly finds himself in Camelot without weapons and tools. With his life at the mercy of King Arthur, Balzen must prove himself worthy enough to be returned to his homeland. When Balzen is commissioned to assassinate an evil rogue, he is provided with a servant girl to assist him who looks incredibly similar to Townsend. Compounding matters, Balzen is about to discover that no one in Camelot or Texas is who they appear to be. In this military thriller, an Air Force security police sergeant is transported back in time to Camelot where he must defeat the Black Knight in battle, in order to return home.

Black Power

Black Power
Author: Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2019-03-19
Genre: History
ISBN: 1421429764

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Ultimately, Black Power reveals a black freedom movement in which the ideals of desegregation through nonviolence and black nationalism marched side by side.

Mi Raza Primero My People First

   Mi Raza Primero    My People First
Author: Ernesto Chávez
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2002-10-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 0520230183

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Examines the Chicano movement's development in Los Angeles, California, home of the largest population of people of Mexican descent outside of Mexico City.

Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztlan

Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztlan
Author: Armando Navarro
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2005-07-14
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0759114749

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This exciting new volume from Armando Navarro offers the most current and comprehensive political history of the Mexicano experience in the United States. Viewing Mexicanos today as an occupied and colonized people, Navarro calls for the formation of a new movement to reinvigorate the struggle for resistance and change. His book is a valuable resource for social activists and instructors in Latino politics, U.S. race relations, and social movements.

Generations of Youth

Generations of Youth
Author: Joe Alan Austin
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 1998-06
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0814706452

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Brings together recent and new work on youth and youth cultures by social historians and American/cultural studies scholars. Chapters are arranged in chronological order within the 20th century. Subjects include youth and ethnicity in New York City high schools in the 1930s and 1940s, intercultural dance halls in post-WWII greater Los Angeles, art and activism in the Chicano Movement, the music of Public Enemy, the emergence of a lesbian, bisexual, and gay youth cyberculture, and zines and the making of underground community. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Latino History and Culture

Latino History and Culture
Author: David J. Leonard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2015-03-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 1317466462

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Latinos are the fastest growing population in America today. This two-volume encyclopedia traces the history of Latinos in the United States from colonial times to the present, focusing on their impact on the nation in its historical development and current culture. "Latino History and Culture" covers the myriad ethnic groups that make up the Latino population. It explores issues such as labor, legal and illegal immigration, traditional and immigrant culture, health, education, political activism, art, literature, and family, as well as historical events and developments. A-Z entries cover eras, individuals, organizations and institutions, critical events in U.S. history and the impact of the Latino population, communities and ethnic groups, and key cities and regions. Each entry includes cross references and bibliographic citations, and a comprehensive index and illustrations augment the text.

Treasury Decisions Under Customs and Other Laws

Treasury Decisions Under Customs and Other Laws
Author: United States. Department of the Treasury
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 1412
Release: 1937
Genre: Customs administration
ISBN:

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Vols. for 1904-1926 include also decisions of the United States Board of General Appraisers.

Treasury Decisions Under Tariff and Navigation Laws

Treasury Decisions Under Tariff and Navigation Laws
Author: United States. Department of the Treasury
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 1414
Release: 1936
Genre: Customs administration
ISBN:

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1890-1926 include also Decisions of the Board of U.S. General Appraisers no. 1-9135.

Treasury Decisions Under the Customs Internal Revenue and Other Laws

Treasury Decisions Under the Customs  Internal Revenue  and Other Laws
Author: United States. Department of the Treasury
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 1414
Release: 1936
Genre: Finance, Public
ISBN:

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Synopsis of Sundry Decisions of the Treasury Department on the Construction of the Tariff Navigation and Other Acts for the Year Ending

Synopsis of Sundry Decisions of the Treasury Department on the Construction of the Tariff  Navigation  and Other Acts  for the Year Ending
Author: United States. Dept. of the Treasury
Publsiher:
Total Pages:
Release: 1936
Genre: Finance, Public
ISBN:

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Vols. for 1891-1897 include decisions of the United States Board of General Appraisers.

Racism on Trial

Racism on Trial
Author: Ian F. Haney L—pez
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2009-07-01
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9780674038264

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In 1968, ten thousand students marched in protest over the terrible conditions prevalent in the high schools of East Los Angeles, the largest Mexican community in the United States. Chanting Chicano Power, the young insurgents not only demanded change but heralded a new racial politics. Frustrated with the previous generation's efforts to win equal treatment by portraying themselves as racially white, the Chicano protesters demanded justice as proud members of a brown race. The legacy of this fundamental shift continues to this day. Ian Haney Lopez tells the compelling story of the Chicano movement in Los Angeles by following two criminal trials, including one arising from the student walkouts. He demonstrates how racial prejudice led to police brutality and judicial discrimination that in turn spurred Chicano militancy. He also shows that legal violence helped to convince Chicano activists that they were nonwhite, thereby encouraging their use of racial ideas to redefine their aspirations, culture, and selves. In a groundbreaking advance that further connects legal racism and racial politics, Haney Lopez describes how race functions as common sense, a set of ideas that we take for granted in our daily lives. This racial common sense, Haney Lopez argues, largely explains why racism and racial affiliation persist today. By tracing the fluid position of Mexican Americans on the divide between white and nonwhite, describing the role of legal violence in producing racial identities, and detailing the commonsense nature of race, Haney Lopez offers a much needed, potentially liberating way to rethink race in the United States.