The Revolt of the Cockroach People (1989)
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The Revolt of the Cockroach People 1989

The Revolt of the Cockroach People: In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Acosta takes behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and early seventies, a movement he served both in the courtroom and on the barricades. Here are the brazen games of chicken Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as w...moreIn this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Acosta takes behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and early seventies, a movement he served both in the courtroom and on the barricades. Here are the brazen games of chicken Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as writs; and a reluctant hero who faces danger not only from the police but from the vatos locos he champions. What emerges is at once an important political document of a genuine popular uprising and a revealing, hilarious, and moving personal saga.

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