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Journal Sentinel spotlights new book from alum Gonzalez, ‘Mexicans in Wisconsin’

January 05, 2018

UW-Madison alumnus Sergio Gonzalez is the author of a recently released book titled, “Mexicans in Wisconsin.”

Gonzalez received his undergraduate degree from the School of Education and teaching certification in secondary history education in 2010.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently put the spotlight on Gonzalez’s new book in a report headlined, “ ‘Mexicans in Wisconsin’ tells sweeping story of hardship and success stretching 130 years."

Mexicans in Wisconsin book coverThe Journal Sentinel reports that the book tells a story of “perseverance and struggle, family and faith, stretched across more than 130 years.”

"I wanted my parents and the broader Latino community of Wisconsin to know that we've been here for a long time," Gonzalez tells the Journal Sentinel. "It's a similar message I want all Wisconsinites to understand. There's this misconception that Latinos have just gotten here recently.”

In fact, Gonzalez explains how Latinos have been coming to the state since at least the 1880s.

At UW-Madison the Journal Sentinel reports that Gonzalez was a “triple major in secondary education, history and Spanish. For several years, he taught social studies and science in a dual language immersion program at a middle school in Madison. But it was the protests over Act 10 — the law that all but eliminated collective bargaining for public workers — that sent him in a different direction. He returned to UW and to his calling in history. He's due to finish his doctoral work in May.”

To learn more about Gonzalez and his new book, check out this report for free on JSonline.com or visit this Wisconsin Historical Society Press web page.

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