Griswold del Castillo, Richard 1942–

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Griswold del Castillo, Richard 1942–

(Richard Griswold del Castillo)

PERSONAL: Born October 26, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Stanley A. (a contractor) and Rose Marie (in business; maiden name, del Castillo) Griswold; married Maryann Girard, February 1, 1968; children: Charles Franklyn, Ariel Marie. Education: Attended University of California, Berkeley, 1960–62, and University of Dijon, 1962–63; University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1968, M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1974.

ADDRESSES: Home—4671 Van Dyke Ave., San Diego, CA 92115. Office—Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-0338. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles, CA, instructor, 1971–72; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, assistant professor, 1972–74; San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, associate professor, 1974–81, professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, 1981–, department chair, beginning 1982. University of California, Irvine, associate professor, 1983; El Colégio de México, professor, 1987; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Fulbright professor, 1992; Instituto Mora, visiting professor, 1992; University of California, Berkeley, professor of ethnic studies, 1994.

MEMBER: Concilio for Chicano Studies, American Historical Association, Pacific Historical Association, California Historical Association.

WRITINGS:

The Los Angeles Barrio, 1850–1890: A Social History, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1980.

La Familia: Chicano Families in the Urban Southwest, 1848 to the Present, University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, IN), 1984.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict, University of Oklahoma Press (Norman, OK), 1990.

(Editor, with Teresa McKenna and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano) Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965–1985, Wight Art Gallery, University of California (Los Angeles, CA), 1991.

(Editor, with Manuel Hidalgo) Chicano Social and Political History in the Nineteenth Century, Floricanto Press (Van Nuys, CA), 1992.

(With Richard A. Garcia) César Chávez: A Triumph of Spirit, University of Oklahoma Press (Norman, OK), 1995.

Aztlán Reocupada: A Political and Cultural History since 1945; The Influence of Mexico on Mexican American Society in Post War America (bilingual in Spanish and English), Centro de Investiga-ciones sobre América del Norte, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City, Mexico), 1996.

(With Arnoldo de León) North to Aztlán: A History of Mexican Americans in the United States, Twayne (New York, NY), 1996.

(With Iris H.W. Engstrand and Elena Poniatowska) Culture y Cultura: Consequences of the U.S.-Mexican War, 1846–1848, Autry Museum of Western Heritage (Los Angeles, CA), 1998.

César Chávez: The Struggle for Justice (children's book; bilingual in Spanish and English), illustrated by Anthony Accardo, Piñata Books (Houston, TX), 2002.

Author of foreword, The Tejano Community, 1836–1900, Southern Methodist University Press, 1997; contributor to other books, including The Mexican and American Experience in the 19th Century, edited by Jaime E. Rodriguez O., Bilingual Press (Tempe, AZ), 1988. Contributor to periodicals, including California History, Rio Bravo: Journal of Research and Issues, Aztlán: Journal of Chicano Studies, Journal of Borderlands Studies, Western Historical Quarterly, and Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Griswold del Castillo's writings have also been published in Spanish.

SIDELIGHTS: Richard Griswold del Castillo once told CA: "I am interested in the history of the American Southwest in relation to its indigenous peoples. I have traveled throughout Arizona and New Mexico with brief excursions into Mexico. I am also committed to quantitative history in conjunction with traditional sources.

"Being a native of Southern California and Los Angeles I feel that the Mexican-American's history is especially important. The Los Angeles Barrio, 1850–1890: A Social History was an attempt to tell a neglected story of the fate of the thousands of working-class Mexicanos who had to confront a changed political and economic reality. My research in family history is an attempt to expand upon this subject by studying the changing family in four Southwestern towns: Tucson, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and San Antonio. My work is part of a body of history being written by younger scholars who graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in the 1970s."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Academic Library Book Review, April, 1994, review of Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965–1985, p. 2.

Agricultural History, fall, 1996, Warren Van Tine, review of César Chávez: A Triumph of Spirit, p. 695.

American Historical Review, April, 1987, Mario T. Garcia, review of La Familia: Chicano Families in the Urban Southwest, 1848 to the Present, p. 487; June, 1991, Donathon C. Olliff, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict, p. 962.

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May, 1981, Arthur D. Derosier, Jr., review of The Los Angeles Barrio, 1850–1890: A Social History, p. 196.

Bloomsbury Review, November, 1993, review of Chicano Art, p. 18.

Booklist, December 15, 2002, Hazel Rochman, review of César Chávez: The Struggle for Justice, p. 757.

Choice, June, 1985, review of La Familia, p. 1574; September, 1990, review of. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, p. 202; March, 1996, C.D. Wintz, review of César Chávez: A Triumph of Spirit, p. 1205; March, 1997, review of North to Aztlán: A History of Mexican Americans in the United States, p. 1227.

Hispanic American Historical Review, August, 1991, David R. Maciel, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, p. 666.

Historian, spring, 1991, Thomas Schoonover, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, p. 589.

International Migration Review, summer, 1998, Gina Marie Pitti, review of North to Aztlán, p. 497.

Journal of American Ethnic History, fall, 1992, Ward M. McAfee, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, p. 127; fall, 1998, Oscar J. Martinez, review of North to Aztlán, p. 125.

Journal of American History, March, 1984, Louise A. Kerr, review of The Los Angeles Barrio, 1850–1890, p. 894; March, 1986, Alvin R. Sunseri, review of La Familia, p. 958; spring, 1991, Anna Kasten Nelson, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, p. 328; December, 1996, Zaragosa Vargas, review of César Chávez: A Triumph of Spirit, p. 1093.

Journal of Southern History, November, 1991, James E. Crisp, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, p. 741.

Journal of the Early Republic, winter, 1990, Jerald A. Combs, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, p. 625; spring, 1999, John M. Belohlavek, review of Culture y Cultura: Consequences of the U.S.-Mexican War, 1846–1848, p. 151.

Journal of Urban History, fall, 1986, review of La Familia and The Los Angeles Barrio, 1850–1890, p. 199.

Library Journal, September 1, 1995, Charles E. Perry, review of César Chávez: A Triumph of Spirit, p. 185.

Los Angeles Times Book Review, April 13, 1986, review of La Familia, p. 10.

Pacific Historical Review, February, 1982, review of The Los Angeles Barrio, 1850–1890, p. 90; May, 1986, review of La Familia, p. 317; February, 1991, David M. Pletcher, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, p. 107; August, 2000, Elliott Young, review of Culture y Cultura, p. 508.

Quarterly Journal of Speech, August, 1997, John C. Hammerback, review of César Chávez: A Triumph of Spirit, p. 398.

Review for Religious, March, 1996, review of César Chávez: A Triumph of Spirit, p. 212.

School Library Journal, November, 2002, Ann Welton, review of César Chávez: The Struggle for Justice, p. 152.

Social Science Quarterly, September, 1991, Michael M. Smith, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, p. 629.

Southwestern Historical Quarterly, October, 1991, Harry P. Hewitt, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, p. 272; January, 2000, James F. Siekmeier, review of Culture y Cultura, p. 382.

Western Historical Quarterly, April, 1986, review of La Familia, p. 218; May, 1992, Wayne S. Cole, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, p. 230; summer, 1996, Carlos B. Gil, review of César Chávez: A Triumph of Spirit, p. 236.

Western Legal History, winter-spring, 1991, David J. Langum, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, pp. 113-115.

Western State University Law Review, fall, 1990, John C. Monks, review of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, pp. 497-499.

ONLINE

San Diego State University Web site: Richard Griswold del Castillo Home Page, http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/dept/mas/griswoldvita (September 6, 2003).