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The King of Adobe

Reies lópez Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement

The King of Adobe( )
Author: Oropeza, Lorena
ISBN:978-1-4696-5329-7
Publication Date:Sep 2019
Publisher:University of North Carolina Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $32.50
Book Description:

In 1967, Reies Lopez Tijerina led an armed takeover of a New Mexico courthouse in the name of land rights for disenfranchised Spanish-speaking locals. The small-scale raid surprisingly thrust Tijerina and his cause into the national spotlight, catalyzing an entire generation of activists. The actions of Tijerina and his group, the Alianza Federal de Mercedes (the Federal Alliance of Land Grants), demanded that Americans attend to an overlooked part of the country's history: the United...
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