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Seeking community in a global city : Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles

Author: Nora Hamilton; Norma Stoltz Chinchilla
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Driven by the pressures of poverty and civil strife at home, large numbers of Central Americans came to the Los Angeles area during the 1980s. This title examines the forces in Central America that sent thousands of people streaming across international borders. It discusses economic, political, and demographic changes in the Los Angeles region.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nora Hamilton; Norma Stoltz Chinchilla
ISBN: 1566398673 9781566398671 1566398681 9781566398688
OCLC Number: 45247256
Description: xii, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins and Patterns of Central American Migration --
Negotiating the Urban Scene --
The Struggle for Survival: Working in Los Angeles --
Seeking Justice, Challenging Policy --
The 1990s: Changing Contexts, Shifting Expectations --
Organizing Locally and Transnationally: Changing Priorities, Strategies, and Alliances --
The Elusive Community: Salvadorans and Guatemalans in Los Angeles.
Responsibility: Nora Hamilton and Norma Stoltz Chinchilla.
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