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Brown in the Windy City : Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago

Author: Lilia Fernandez
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As African American populations grew and white communities declined throughout the 1960s and '70s, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans migrated to the city, adding a complex layer to local racial dynamics,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lilia Fernandez
ISBN: 9780226244259 0226244253
OCLC Number: 778991063
Description: xii, 376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mexican and Puerto Rican labor migration to Chicago --
Putting down roots: Mexican and Puerto Rican settlement on the near west side, 1940-60 --
Race, class, housing, and urban renewal: dismantling the near west side --
Pushing Puerto Ricans around: urban renewal, race and neighborhood change --
The evolution of the Young Lords organization: From street gang to revolutionaries --
From Eighteenth Street to La Dieciocho: neighborhood transformation in the age of the chicano movement --
The limits of nationalism: women's activism and the founding of Mujeres Latinas en Acción --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: Lilia Fernandez.

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