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17. Chicano Heroes

Richard Gonzales UNT Press ePub
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Chapter One • The Pressure to Obey: What Would You Do?

Chaleff, Ira Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The Pressure to Obey: What Would You Do?

I WAS TEACHING A CLASS on courageous followership to a group of doctoral candidates at a Methodist university. Courageous followership is a way of being in relation to leaders. It requires giving those in leadership roles genuine support and building relationships with them that will allow those in follower roles to speak candidly when needed to prevent or correct leadership failures. It was a great class with lots of lively, engaged dialogue. During a break, one of the students came up to me and told a story that made a deep impression on me. This story happened twenty years prior to our conversation.

She had been a young nurse, fresh out of nursing school and assigned to a hospital emergency room. A cardiac patient was rushed in. After a quick assessment, the emergency room physician ordered her to administer the medication he judged the patient needed. She was stunned because she had been taught that this particular medication carried grave risks for a cardiac patient.

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6. Mexican Culture

Richard Gonzales UNT Press ePub
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6 Cold War Complications: Soviet Patriotism, Historic Restoration, and the End of Blockade Commemorations

Steven M. Maddox Indiana University Press ePub


The postwar restoration of historic monuments and commemorations of the blockade took place against the background of growing international tensions and corresponding domestic anxieties. Whereas the Soviet Union had been an ally of the United States and Britain during the war, that relationship – fraught with tensions from the beginning – came to an end very soon after the defeat of Nazi Germany, and the former allies found themselves on opposing sides of the emerging Cold War. This new conflict was most immediately felt in the foreign policy of the Soviet Union, but it also had a tremendous impact on internal Soviet politics and everyday life.1 The developing confrontation with the West, in fact, manifested itself in the ideological dictates of the postwar Stalin regime.2 With the Cold War in full swing by 1947, Moscow was intent on imposing ideological conformity on the Soviet population, hoping to ensure loyalty and unity in the new battle with the West.

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9. Framed

Jeffrey Burton University of North Texas Press PDF



Besides John N. Thacker, a detective of national note and second only to Chief of Detectives Jim Hume in the hierarchy of Wells, Fargo’s force of investigators, the posse raised by Foraker, Griffith, and Wells, Fargo included nine men from Arizona and five from New Mexico. In the New Mexico squad were Cipriano Baca, Ben Williams, Tom McElroy, George Scarborough, and

George’s son Edgar. The Arizona nine were Jeff Milton, his nephew Jim Gamble,

Sam Webb, Sam Finley, Charles Hood, Billy Hildreth, Severiano Bonito, Jesse [or

Jesus?] Limon, and Lee Matney. Two others who cannot be named with certainty brought the number up to sixteen, plus Thacker and the two marshals. Only

Milton, Baca, McElroy, and Finley held commissions as deputy U.S. marshals.

Milton, Gamble, and Webb had been engaged by Wells, Fargo on December 6, when Milton was also sworn in as a deputy. All the rest were either put into the field by the express and railroad companies, or volunteered their services in the expectation of securing employment from them or the marshals. Presumably those who were not commissioned were sworn in as posse comitatus, doubtless without much formality. Some, or all, would have been drawn in by the lure of reward money.

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