500 Years of Chicano History in pictures
"One of the most motivating books on the Chicano experience as far as working class people and students are concerned...The visual quality adds a fantastic dimension to the understanding of our past." ~ Dr. Rodolfo F. Acuna, California State University, Northridge.
This bilingual book was first published by the Chicano Communications Center of Albuquerque, N.M., in 1976 as 450 Years of Chicano History in Pictures/450 Anos del Pueblo Chicano. It went out of print in a few months. In 1979, Florencia Publications of Florencia (Loving), N.M., had the book republished; their edition also went out of print.
This updated and expanded 1991 edition contains the original book with small corrections as well as a revised introduction and 64 new pages of photographs from the years 1976-91. It was prepared by the editor, Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez, together with Sofia Martinez, SWOP project coordinator, and assistant researcher Ruth Contreras; Roberto Roibal on production; and Secundino Guzman on translation. Original cover design and special pages by Rini Templeton (1935-1986). Rini Templeton, presente!
Many others helped make the book happen--providing photographs or information about how to obtain them, collecting background information, translating the text, proofreading, typesetting, fundraising, and providing housing to out of town workers. Our warmest thanks to all those who helped make this book happen!
SWOP has held the copyright and kept the book in print since 1991. To obtain the book, please call 505-247-8832, or email Roberto Roibal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"What better way than through pictures to learn about the mestizo people in whom Indian Blood runs strong? The time for recognition and understanding of our suffering is long overdue." ~Verna Williamson, Former Governor, Pueblo Isleta.