500 Años del Pueblo Chicano /500 Years of Chicano History

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Hundreds of photos, paintings, drawings, political cartoons, and text in Spanish and English about truths long denied, this is a huge photoessay and a family album, about the Mestizo people in whom Indian blood runs strong...

 

Containing hundreds of photos, paintings, drawings, political cartoons, and text in Spanish and English about truths long denied, 500 Años is a huge photoessay, both a rare and valuable collection and a family album, about the Mestizo people in whom Indian blood runs strong, in whose blood runs the cry for freedom. There is much to celebrate, Martinez writes: the survival of the people and the resistance to exploitation, colonization and assimilation; the particular strength of Raza women in the face of discrimination and oppression; the great love, determination and fighting spirit of the elders; and the children who are the future. The struggle for tierra, paz y libertad is to be celebrated, as Martinez writes, “as all of humanity’s great stories of struggle.” It’s a story still being written.

 

Author: Elizabeth (“Betita”) Martinez (Chicana)

Illustrations: Black & white photos and drawings

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1991

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Chicano