by Rodolfo F. Acuña, one of the foremost and most highly-regarded voices in Chicano history and ethnic studies — is among the most comprehensive and definitive introductory Chicano history texts available today. Passionately, engagingly written, and extensively researched, Occupied America covers Chicano history in its entirety and uses timelines to provide clear contexts for the most important events, illuminating today’s struggles in the process. The 9th Edition has been extensively updated, largely in light of the 2016 Presidential election and the “Age of Trump,” and for better precision of language.
ISBN: 9780137525508 | Pearson
About the Author
Rodolfo F. Acuña is the founding chair of Chicano Studies at then San Fernando Valley State—the largest Chicano Studies Department in the United States with 30 tenured professors—has authored 19 books, three of which received the Gustavus Myers Award for the Outstanding Book on Race Relations in North America. Acuña has received the Distinguished Scholar Award, National Association for Chicano Studies, the Emil Freed Award for Community Service, Southern California Social Science Library, the Founder’s Award for Community Service from the Liberty Hill Foundation among others. Black Issues In Higher Education selected Acuña one of the 100 Most Influential Educators of the 20th Century. Among his best-known books are Sometimes There is No Other Side: Essays on Truth and Objectivity (Notre Dame, 1998); Anything But Mexican: Chicanos in Contemporary Los Angeles. (Verso Press, 1996), US Latinos: An Inquiry (Greenwood Press, 2003), Community Under Siege (UCLA, 1984), The Sonoran Strongman (University of Arizona, 1974). His most recent works include Corridors of Migration (Greenwood Press, 2008). In the Trenches of Academe is in progress. Acuña has also written three children’s books and has another book in production and authored more than 160 academic and public articles in addition to over 140 book reviews. As an activist scholar he has been a leading voice in the Mexican American community.