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Author Rivas-Rodriguez, Maggie.

Title A legacy greater than words : stories of U.S. Latinos and Latinas of the WWII generation / Maggie Rivas-Rodriquez.

Published Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail f  940.5308968 RIVA    AVAILABLE
Physical description 352 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Pt. 1. U.S. Latinos and Latinas in the military -- Ch. 1. The European theater -- Ch. 2. The Pacific theater -- Ch. 3. Beyond the main fronts -- Ch. 4. Latinas in the military -- Ch. 5. Brothers in arms -- Pt. 2. Latinos and Latinas on the home front -- Ch. 6. Latina civilians who served -- Ch. 7. Everyday lives of Latinos and Latinas during WWII -- Ch. 8. Mexican civilians who worked in the U.S. during WWII -- Pt. 3. Post-war opportunities and contributions -- Ch. 9. The fight for civil rights -- Ch. 10. The value of education -- Ch. 11. Community notables -- Ch. 12. Military service beyond WWII.
Summary "Since 1999 the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project at the University of Texas at Austin has videotaped more than 500 interviews throughout the country and in Puerto Rico and Mexico." "This volume, featuring summaries of interviews and thumbnail photographs of the individuals, demonstrates the vast breadth of experiences of the Latino WWII generation. The interviews are arranged by wartime experiences - on the home front, as well as in the military - followed by postwar efforts."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Hispanic Americans -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
ISBN 0292714181 (paperback) £18.99