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The Lost Land: The Chicano Image of the Southwest

John R. Chávez

"Seeks to demonstrate that Chicanos, precisely because of their long-standing presence in the region, have developed their own images of the Southwest, many of which conflict sharply with Anglo-American views."--Raymund A. Paredes, University of California, Los Angeles

"A boldly conceived, wide-ranging essay that grapples thoughtfully with complex and subtle issues."--David J. Weber


John R. Chávez is professor of history at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.


" . . . the book is well-executed, readable overall, and an important contribution to the growing literature on the Chicano experience."


Pacific Historical Review

" . . . a book of remarkable insight into the realities, ironies, and myths of the Chicano experience of the Southwest. . . . Chávez has performed an invaluable service for Chicanos and all interested readers by writing The Lost Land ."


Southwest Bookshelf

6 x 9 in. 220 pages