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the chance to participate in American society on equal terms with
Anglos. They sought access to both the rights and responsibilities of full
citizenship and supported what they saw as basic, core American values.
They never, in their own minds, accommodated or surrendered.
Instead, they struggled for equality on their own terms, sometimes in
their own language.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 106, July 2002 - April, 2003. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101223/. Accessed February 9, 2016.