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The Resource After the blessing : Mexican American veterans of WWII tell their own stories, edited by Esther Bonilla Read

After the blessing : Mexican American veterans of WWII tell their own stories, edited by Esther Bonilla Read

Label
After the blessing : Mexican American veterans of WWII tell their own stories
Title
After the blessing
Title remainder
Mexican American veterans of WWII tell their own stories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Esther Bonilla Read
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many Catholic families blessed their children before they left home. After the Blessing tells the stories of many young Mexican Americans who left home to fight for their country. During the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), many families fled Mexico to prevent their underage sons from being forced to fight. Ironically, the offspring of these immigrants often ended up across the ocean in a much larger war. Despite the bias and mistreatment most Mexican Americans faced in the US, some 500,000 fought bravely for their country during World War II. Their stories range from hair-raising accounts of the Battle of the Bulge to gut-wrenching testimony about cannibalism in the Pacific. In After the Blessing Mexican Americans reveal their experiences in combat during WWII-stories that have rarely been told.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
Dewey number
940.54/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D769.8.F7
LC item number
M453 2022
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Read, Esther Bonilla
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Mexican American Catholics
  • Mexican American Catholics
  • Mexican Americans
  • Military participation
  • Veterans
  • United States
Label
After the blessing : Mexican American veterans of WWII tell their own stories, edited by Esther Bonilla Read
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mexican Americans in the United States -- World War II Terms, Places, and Some Important Events -- Prelude to War -- Introduction -- European/Atlantic Theater -- The Pacific Theater -- Prisoners of War -- Also Affected
Control code
on1275367923
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 315 pages
Isbn
9780875658049
Lccn
2021046810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
After the blessing : Mexican American veterans of WWII tell their own stories, edited by Esther Bonilla Read
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mexican Americans in the United States -- World War II Terms, Places, and Some Important Events -- Prelude to War -- Introduction -- European/Atlantic Theater -- The Pacific Theater -- Prisoners of War -- Also Affected
Control code
on1275367923
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 315 pages
Isbn
9780875658049
Lccn
2021046810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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