The Civil Rights Act and the Transformation of Mexican American Identity and Politics

MacLean, Nancy
March 2007
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal;Spring2007, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p123
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the transformation of Mexican American identity and politics in the U.S. Accordingly, the paper highlights the political construction of identity to explain the transformation that occurred in Mexican Americans' strategy for achieving equal rights in the mid-1960s. It also argues that a focus on the political construction of identity is vital to comprehend how Mexican American activists understood and used citizenship in changing ways.


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