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

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

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by Lilia Fernandez
 

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ISBN-10: 022621284X

ISBN-13: 9780226212845

Pub. Date: 07/21/2014

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Brown in the Windy City is the first history to examine the migration and settlement of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in postwar Chicago. Lilia Fernández reveals how the two populations arrived in Chicago in the midst of tremendous social and economic change and, in spite of declining industrial employment and massive urban renewal projects, managed

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Brown in the Windy City is the first history to examine the migration and settlement of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in postwar Chicago. Lilia Fernández reveals how the two populations arrived in Chicago in the midst of tremendous social and economic change and, in spite of declining industrial employment and massive urban renewal projects, managed to carve out a geographic and racial place in one of America’s great cities. Through their experiences in the city’s central neighborhoods over the course of these three decades, Fernández demonstrates how Mexicans and Puerto Ricans collectively articulated a distinct racial position in Chicago, one that was flexible and fluid, neither black nor white.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226212845
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/21/2014
Series:
Historical Studies of Urban America Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
474,604
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1 Mexican and Puerto Rican Labor Migration to Chicago
Chapter 2 Putting Down Roots: Mexican and Puerto Rican Settlement on the Near West Side, 1940–60
Chapter 3 Race, Class, Housing, and Urban Renewal: Dismantling the Near West Side
Chapter 4 Pushing Puerto Ricans Around: Urban Renewal, Race, and Neighborhood Change
Chapter 5 The Evolution of the Young Lords Organization: From Street Gang to Revolutionaries
Chapter 6 From Eighteenth Street to La Dieciocho: Neighborhood Transformation in the Age of the Chicano Movement
Chapter 7 The Limits of Nationalism: Women’s Activism and the Founding of Mujeres Latinas en Acción

Conclusion

Notes

Index

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