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Mario T. García

Born in El Paso, Mario T. García is distinguished professor of ­chicano ­studies and history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has published more than 20 books on Chicano history and won many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2016 Stetson Kennedy Vox Populi Award from the Oral History Association.

His new book is "The Making of a Mexican American Mayor."

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The Making of a Mexican American Mayor
History / Biography
University of Arizona Press
October 2018
ISBN 9780816536344
248 pages
$26.95, INSTORE
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The pioneering politician Raymond L. Telles was the first Mexican American mayor of a major U. More/less

Fr. Luis Olivares — A Biography: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles
History / Biography
University of North Carolina Press
October 2018
ISBN 9781469643311
592 pages
$34.95, INSTOCK
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This is the amazing untold story of the Los Angeles sanctuary movement's champion, Father Luis Olivares (1934@-1993), a Catholic priest and a charismatic, faith-driven leader for social justice. More/less

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