Bootstraps: From an American Academic of Color
Bootstraps is an unusual book: at one level it is autobiographical, detailing the life of an American of Puerto Rican extraction from his childhood in New York City to an academic post at a university. At another level, Villanueva ponders his experiences in light of the history of rhetoric, the English Only movement, current socio- and psycholinguistic theory, and the writings of Gramsci and Freire, among others.
Winner of the David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English
151 pp. 1993. College. ISBN 10: 0-8141-0377-4; ISBN 13: 978-0-8141-0377-7.