Mexican American Historiography. Early Works 1920s-30s. An Illustrated History of New Mexico by Benjamin Read Writing regional history and folklore George I. Sanchez, Adelina Otero, and Nellie Van de Grift de Sanchez .
George I. Sanchez, Adelina Otero, and Nellie Van de Grift de Sanchez
Early contributors to the development of Chicano history in the 1960's included Servin of the University of Southern California and folklorist Americo Paredes at the University of Texas, Austin.
At the very end of the 1960's they were joined by Acuna at California State University, Northridge;
Juan Gomez Quiones Feliciano Rivera at the University of California, Los Angeles;
Matt Meier University of Santa Clara and Feliciano Rivera of San Jose State University
The internal colonial perspective was defined by the work of sociologists Tomas Almaguer and Mario Barrera, and the major historian who employed it was Rodolfo Acuna in Occupied America
Rodolfo AcunaInternal Colonial
The Chicano labor assimilation perspective was defined by historian Mario T. Garcia and influenced by U.S. immigration and labor historians.
The liberal perspective was best represented by Matt Meier and Feliciano Rivera
A conservative tendency was vocally represented by Manuel A. Machado, whose book Listen Chicano! opened with a preface written by Barry Goldwater.
Matt MeierChicano labor assimilation
Finally, the underdeveloped conservative position has shifted to a neoconservatism and received a real voice from cultural commentator Richard Rodriguez.
Richard Garcia, who has been influenced by Rodriguez, appears to represent a recent move in this direction by some Chicano historians.