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David Montejano, Professor

Announcements, Ethnic Studies Department, Ethnic Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies

Office: 562 Barrows
Email: montejano@berkeley.edu
Phone: 643-4560
Office hours: TBA

In the mid-sixties, San Antonio was a segregated city governed by an entrenched Anglo social and business elite.  The Mexican American barrios of the West and South sides were characterized by substandard housing and experienced seasonal flooding.  Gang warfare broke out regularly.  Then the striking farm workers of South Texas marched through the City and set off a social movement that transformed the barrios and ultimately brought down the old Anglo oligarchy.  In Quixote's Soldiers, David Montejano uses a unique blend of history and sociology to present a thick description of this social movement.
--Abstract of Quixote's Soldiers:  A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981 (University of Texas Press, forthcoming 2010)


Ph.D., Yale University, 1982, Sociology
M. Phil., Yale University, 1975, Sociology
M.A., Yale University, 1973, Sociology
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1970, Political Science and Sociology

Research interests

Comparative and Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Social Change; Development; Race and Ethnic Relations; Community Studies; Ethnographic and Historical Methods


ES 10A. History of Race in the U.S.
CS 150B. Twentieth Century History of the Southwest
ES 135. Contemporary U.S. Immigration
CS 70. Latino Politics

Selected publications

Quixote's Soldiers:  A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010)

Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836–1986 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1987; 11th printing, 2007)

Edited:  Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1999)

Honors & Awards

1995  Inducted, Texas Institute of Letters  
1989 Pacific Coast Branch Award for Best First Book, American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch
1988 Frederick Jackson Turner Prize in American History, Organization of American Historians  



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