Memory, Community, and Activism is the first book-length study to critically examine the Mexican experience in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Many books deal with Chicano history, but few ever attempt to interpret or analyze it beyond the confines of the American Southwest. Eleven essays by leading scholars on the Mexican experience in the Northwest shed new light on immigration/migration, the Bracero program, the Catholic Church, race and race relations, Mexican culture, unionization, and Chicana feminism. This collection analyzes the Mexican experience from the early twentieth century to the present.
Jerry Garcia is an Assistant Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies and an Associate Research Scholar with the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. He is co-editor of The Illusion of Borders: The National Presence of Mexicanos in the United States.
Gilberto Garcia is a Professor of Chicano Studies at Eastern Washington University and co-editor of The Illusion of Borders: The National Presence of Mexicanos in the United States and The Chicano Experience in the Northwest.