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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, 2014. ©2012.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Examines the migration and settlement of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in postwar Chicago. The author reveals how the two populations arrived in Chicago in the midst of social and economic change and,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lilia Fernandez
ISBN: 9780226212845 022621284X
OCLC Number: 891574660
Description: xii, 376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 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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