Occupied America was the first textbook to be published for the growing number of Chicano History courses developing across the country and remains the bestseller. The Fourth Edition has been completely updated, containing a significant amount of new material on Mexican American history. In addition, the Fourth Edition contains a new introductory chapter, Not Just pyramids, Explorers, and Heroes, that includes the period before 1821. The Fourth Edition also looks at the question of gender and includes the role of gender throughout. Finally, a vast amount of new and updated sources have been added. Acuna's reputation as a radical and important voice of Chicano History has only increased since the first edition was published. The changes in the Fourth Edition make this edition of Occupied America the most comprehensive one yet.
I. Not Just Pyramids, Explorers, and Heroes.
II. Legacy of Hate: The Conquest of Mexico's Northwest.
III. Remember the Alamo: The Colonization of Texas.
IV. Freedom in a Cage: The Colonization of New Mexico.
V. Sonora Invaded: The Occupation of Arizona.
VI. California Lost: America for Euroamericans.
VII. The Building of the Southwest: Mexican Labor, 1900-1930.
VIII. The Roaring Twenties: The Americanization of the Mexicano.
IX. Mexican American Communities in the Making: The Depression Years.
X. World War II: The Betrayal of Promises Made.
XI. "Happy Days": Chicano Communities Under Siege.
XII. Goodbye America: The Chicano in the 1960s.
XIII. The Age of the Brokers: The New Hispanics.
XIV. Deconstructing the Sixties, 1980-1999