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Seeking Inalienable Rights
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Seeking Inalienable Rights demonstrates that the history of Texans’ quests to secure inalienable rights and expand government-protected civil rights has been one of stops and starts, successes and failures, progress and retrenchment.   Inside This Book: "Early Organizing in the Search for Equality African American Conventions in Late Nineteenth-Century Texas"-Alwyn Barr, Texas Tech University    "Crucial Decade for Texas Labor: Railway Union Struggles, 1886–1896"-George N. Green, University of Texas at Arlington "Racism and Sexism in Rural Texas: The Contested Nature of Progressive Rural Reform, 1870s–1910s" -Debra A. Reid, Eastern Illinois University           "Fighting on the Home Front: The Rhetoric of Woman Suffrage in World War I"-James Seymour, Lone Star College, Cy Fair      "Contrasts in Neglect: Progressive Municipal Reform in Dallas and San Antonio"-Patricia E. Gower, University of the Incarnate Word "Religious Moderates and Race: The Texas Christian Life Commission and the Call for Racial Reconciliation, 1954–1968"-David K. Chrisman, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor   "Elusive Unity: African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Civil Rights in Houston"-Brian D. Behnken, Iowa State University          "Chicanismo and the Flexible Fourteenth Amendment: 1960s Agitation and Litigation by Mexican American Youth in Texas"-Steven Harmon Wilson, Tulsa Community College This insightful discussion will appeal to those interested in African American, Hispanic, labor, and gender history.      

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxiii
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  1. Chapter One. Early Organizing in the Search for Equality: African American Conventions in late Nineteenth-Century Texas
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Chapter Two. Crucial Decade for Texas Labor: Railway Union Struggles, 1886–96
  2. pp. 17-36
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  1. Chapter Three. Racism and Sexism in Rural Texas: the contested nature of progressive rural reform, 1870s–1910s
  2. pp. 37-58
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  1. Chapter Four. Fighting on the Home Front: the rhetoric of woman suffrage in World War I
  2. pp. 59-76
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  1. Chapter Five. Contrasts in Neglect: progressive municipal reform in Dallas and San Antonio
  2. pp. 77-96
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  1. Chapter Six. Religious Moderates and Race: the Texas Christian Life Commission and the call for racial reconciliation, 1954–68
  2. pp. 97-122
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  1. Chapter Seven. Elusive Unity: African Americans, Mexican Americans, and civil rights in Houston
  2. pp. 123-146
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  1. Chapter Eight. Chicanismo and the Flexible Fourteenth Amendment: 1960s agitation and litigation by Mexican American youth in Texas
  2. pp. 147-168
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 169-172
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 173-196
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