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Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movemen-t.Video. NLCC Educational Media, 1996.From Chicano!The 1960s was a turbulent decade in American history, fraught with conflicts over isssues from Civil Rights to the war in Vietnam. The Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, one of the least studied so-cial movements of the 1960s, encompassed a broad cross section of is-sues—from restoration of land grants, to farm workers rights, to en-hanced education, to voting and political rights. The video documentary Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, a four-part docu-mentary series, corrects this oversight. Ground-breaking for the materialit covers, the series is one of the few to address the history of Mexican Americans in general and that of the Chicano Movement in particular; itis an indispensable resource for scholars and students.Chicano!gives one a sense of the growing unrest of the Mexican Ameri-can population. We witness, literally before our eyes, the emerging awareness of collective history, the power of mass action, and the evolu-tion of the Chicano Movement. We learn that it begins in New Mexico with Reies LÛpez Tijerina and the land grant movement, is picked up byRodolfo "Corky" Gonzales in Denver who defines the meaning of Chi-cano through his epic poem I am Joaquin, embraces CÈsar Ch·vez and the
farm workers, turns to the struggles of the urban youth, and culminates

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