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

Author: Lilia Fernandez
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like other industrial cities in the postwar period, Chicago underwent the dramatic population shifts that radically changed the complexion of the urban north. 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. Brown in the Windy City is the first history to examine the  Read more...
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History
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Fernandez, Lilia.
Brown in the Windy City.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012007979
(OCoLC)778991063
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lilia Fernandez
ISBN: 9780226244280 0226244288
OCLC Number: 815970735
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 376 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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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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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