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Proletarians of the North : a history of Mexican industrial workers in Detroit and the Midwest, 1917-1933

Author: Zaragosa Vargas
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999, ©1993.
Series: Latinos in American society and culture, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between the end of World War I and the Great Depression, over 58,000 Mexicans journeyed to the Midwest in search of employment. Many found work in agriculture, but thousands more joined the growing ranks of the industrial proletariat. Relating the experiences of Mexicans in the workplace and neighborhood, and showing the roles of Mexican women, the Catholic Church, and labor unions, Vargas enriches our knowledge of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zaragosa Vargas
ISBN: 0520219627 9780520219625
OCLC Number: 42026696
Description: xv, 277 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Coming to work in Detroit --
Mexican migration to the midwest --
Mexicans in working-class Detroit, 1918-1921 --
Mexicans and factory work in the 1920s --
Life in the Mexican colonies of the midwest --
Detroit Mexicans in the Great Depression --
Conclusion : Reinterpreting the history of Mexican industrial workers.
Series Title: Latinos in American society and culture, 1.
Responsibility: Zaragosa Vargas.

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This study of the employment of Mexicans as labourers in the USA between World War I and the Great Depression relates the social and economic experiences of the Mexican workers. It describes the  Read more...

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"A finely crafted analysis of Mexicans at the heart of American industry."--George J. Sanchez, "Journal of American History

 
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