World War II and Mexican American Civil Rights

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Table of Contents
Introduction1
BY RICHARD GRISWOLD DEL CASTILLO
1.Mexican Americans in 1940: Perceptions and Conditions7
BY RICHARD STEELE
2.The Federal Government Discovers Mexican Americans19
BY RICHARD STEELE
3.Violence in Los Angeles: Sleepy Lagoon, the Zoot-Suit Riots, and the Liberal Response34
BY RICHARD STEELE
4.The War and Changing Identities: Personal Transformations49
BY RICHARD GRISWOLD DEL CASTILLO
5.Civil Rights on the Home Front: Leaders and Organizations74
BY RICHARD GRISWOLD DEL CASTILLO
Epilogue: Civil Rights and the Legacy of War95
BY RICHARD STEELE AND RICHARD GRISWOLD DEL CASTILLO
Appendix A: Ruth Tuck, “The Minority Citizen”108
Appendix B: Statement of Carlos E. Castañeda before the U.S. Senate Regarding the Need for a Fair Employment Practices Commission, March 12,1945135
Appendix C: Executive Order 8802 Establishing the Fair Employment Practices Committee, June 25, 1941143

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