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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair, Dec. 11

flyer3Constitutional law scholar Lucas A. “Scot” Powe Jr., of The University of Texas School of Law will sign copies of his book “The Supreme Court and the American Elite” at the Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, December 11 at the office for Humanities Texas, located in the newly restored Byrne-Reed House on the southwest corner of 15th and Rio Grande Street in Austin.

This festive event, features 25 authors, including university faculty H.W. Brands, Don Carleton, Elizabeth Engelhardt, Tiffany…

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Historian Emilio Zamora’s Book Acknowledged as Best in Texas

zamora_claimingrights-195x300Historian Emilio Zamora has been named a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), in addition to winning its annual Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for best book on Texas for his work “Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas: Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II,” (Texas A&M University Press, 2009).

The award bears the name of the late Tullis (UT alumnas, B.A. ’24 and M.A. ‘27), who was one of the first women on faculty in the History Department.

In…

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Center for Mexican American Studies hosts talk with the co-editors of “Beyond the Latino World War II Hero”

rivbeyMaggie Rivas-Rodríguez, associate professor of journalism, and Emilio Zamora, professor of history, will discuss their new anthology “Beyond the Latino World War II Hero: The Social and Political Legacy of a Generation” (University of Texas Press, 2009), at an event hosted by the Center for Mexican American Studies at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at El Mercado Uptown, 1702 Lavaca St.

The collection of oral histories, scribed by an array of scholars from various disciplines, adds illuminating insights into Mexican American patriotism…

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Look into the Mexican-American Struggle for Equal Rights

During the economic boom of the Second World War, Mexican laborers experienced unparalleled occupational gain in the United States. However, Emilio Zamora, associate professor of history, points out that discrimination impeded their movement from low-wage, low-skill agricultural jobs to better-paying jobs in rapidly expanding industries.

In “Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas: Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II” (Texas A&M University Press, 2009), Zamora traces the wartime experiences of Mexican workers in America and their struggle…