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Barrio Boy: 40th Anniversary Edition / Edition 40

Barrio Boy: 40th Anniversary Edition / Edition 40

by Ernesto Galarza, Ilan StavansErnesto Galarza
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Barrio Boy is the remarkable story of one boy's journey from a Mexican village so small its main street didn't have a name, to the barrio of Sacramento, California, bustling and thriving in the early decades of the twentieth century. With vivid imagery and a rare gift for re-creating a child's sense of time and place, Ernesto Galarza gives an account of the early experiences of his extraordinary life—from revolution in Mexico to segregation in the United States—that will continue to delight readers for generations to come. Since it was first published in 1971, Galarza’s classic work has been assigned in high school and undergraduate classrooms across the country, profoundly affecting thousands of students who read this true story of acculturation into American life. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the publication of Barrio Boy, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to reissue this best-selling book with a new text design and cover, as well an introduction—by Ilan Stavans, the distinguished cultural critic and editor of the Norton Anthology of Latino Literature—which places Ernesto Galarza and Barrio Boy in historical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780268029791
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 504,155
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ernesto Galarza (1905–1984) was a labor organizer, historian, professor, and community activist. When he was eight, he migrated from Jalcocotán, Nayarit, Mexico, to Sacramento, California, where he worked as a farm laborer. He received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. In addition to Barrio Boy, he is the author of a number of books, including Strangers in Our Fields (1956), Merchants of Labor (1964), and Spiders in the House and Workers in the Fields (1970). In 1979, Dr. Galarza was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 40th Anniversary Edition by Ilan Stavans

PART ONE: In a Mountain Village

PART TWO: Peregrinations

PART THREE: North From Mexico

PART FOUR: Life in the Lower Part of Town

PART FIVE: On the Edge of the Barrio


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