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Adversity is my Angel
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Raúl H. Castro was the first Hispanic governor of Arizona, ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia, and Argentina, lawyer, judge, and teacher. His life and career serve as role models, not only to Mexican Americans but to all Americans. Born in Mexico in 1916, in 1926 he moved with his family to Arizona, where his earliest memories include collecting cactus fruit in the desert for food. Thanks to an athletic scholarship, he attended Arizona State Teachers College and later was accepted by the University of Arizona College of Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree and was admitted to the Arizona bar in 1949. President Lyndon Johnson appointed Castro U. S. ambassador to Salvador in 1964 and to Bolivia in 1969. Active in Arizona Democratic Party politics, he was elected governor in 1974 but his term was interrupted by an appointment as ambassador to Argentina. Raul Castro’s story suggests much about the human spirit, the ability to overcome institutional and personal prejudice, and the hope inherent in the American dream.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Chapter I Ancestors and Immigrants
  2. pp. 3-11
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  1. Chapter II High School and the World Beyond
  2. pp. 12-17
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  1. Chapter III Crucible of Optimism: Higher Education at Arizona State Teachers College in Flagstaff
  2. pp. 18-24
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  1. Chapter IV Return to the Borderlands
  2. pp. 25-32
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  1. Chapter V The Law
  2. pp. 33-37
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  1. Chapter VI Pima County Attorney
  2. pp. 38-44
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  1. Chapter VII Superior Court Judge
  2. pp. 45-52
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  1. Chapter VIII Ambassador to El Salvador and LBJ
  2. pp. 53-68
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  1. Chapter IX Ambassador to Bolivia
  2. pp. 69-80
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  1. Chapter X Governor of Arizona
  2. pp. 81-95
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  1. Chapter XI Ambassador to Argentina
  2. pp. 96-105
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  1. Chapter XII Conclusion and Notes
  2. pp. 106-124
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 125-129
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 130-138
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