Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, c2012.
Book — xviii, 390 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
A dramatic response to American racism occurred in Los Angeles during 1855 when a brilliant eighteen-year-old Mexican-American, Francisco P. Ramirez, published a Spanish-language newspaper, El Clamor Publico. Ramirez called upon a Mexican-American majority to rebel and seize power by electing themselves to public office. Ramirez was a radical liberal in a town controlled by white conservative Southerners with antebellum values. His life's work has been the subject of academic seminars and mandatory reading in university classes. Historians have long recognized the need for a complete biography of Ramirez. Paul Bryan Gray, a California lawyer and historian, was honored in 2001 with the Historical Society of Southern California's Donald H. Pflueger Award for distinguished research and writing.". (source: Nielsen Book Data)