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"In 1996, a Mexican American from south Texas named Sonny Montes arrived in Oregon. He and his wife were only supposed to be here for a few months of work. Soon after arriving in Cornelius, they were met by representatives of the Valley Migrant League, an anti-poverty group offering education and assistance. By June, Montes had taken a job as a program aide with the organization. Soon, he became regional director. Alongside Cesar Chavez and other national leaders, Montes worked for better conditions for Mexican Americans in general and migrant workers in particular. "Sonny Montes and Mexican American Activism in Oregon" is as much a history of Chicano movements as it is a biography of Montes..." —The Oregonian

"Highly relevant and resonant for readers beyond the walls of college, this book contributes to raising historical consciousness of the Cjhicano movement while paying homage to Montes and the legacy of Chicano activists in Oregon." —Oregon Historical Quarterly

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