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The Resource Homelands : four friends, two countries, and the fate of the great Mexican-American migration, Alfredo Corchado

Homelands : four friends, two countries, and the fate of the great Mexican-American migration, Alfredo Corchado

Label
Homelands : four friends, two countries, and the fate of the great Mexican-American migration
Title
Homelands
Title remainder
four friends, two countries, and the fate of the great Mexican-American migration
Statement of responsibility
Alfredo Corchado
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared Mexican roots and their love of tequila. One was a radical activist, another a restaurant/tequila entrepreneur, the third a lawyer/politician. Alfredo himself was a young reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Homelands merges the political and the personal, telling the story of the last great Mexican migration through the eyes of four friends at a time when the Mexican population in the United States swelled from 700,000 people during the 1970s to more than 35 million people today. It is the narrative of the United States in a painful economic and political transition. As we move into a divisive, nativist new era of immigration politics, Homelands is a must-read to understand the past and future of the immigrant story in the United States, and the role of Mexicans in shaping America's history. A deeply moving book full of colorful characters searching for home, it is essential reading
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corchado, Alfredo
Dewey number
973/.046872
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
C67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corchado, Alfredo
  • Mexicans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexicans
  • Mexican Americans
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Mexicans
  • Mexicans
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Label
Homelands : four friends, two countries, and the fate of the great Mexican-American migration, Alfredo Corchado
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: One wintry night at Tequilas -- I. Leaving home -- El Pajarito & Superwoman in El Norte -- David, un caminero in Philly -- Ken, Barbie & Brooks Brothers -- Primo, the mystery man -- Crawling out of the shadows -- II. The giant IRCA awakening -- Freddy's Café -- A fickle nation -- The rebuilding of America -- Farewell, Philadelphia -- III. Malinche's children -- Marriage of convenience -- Homeward bound -- Tequila midnight in Guadalajara -- Trapped in the U.S., no going back -- IV. Uneasy neighbors -- Heartache heartland -- Havana calling, Santana's guitar -- The fallout -- V. Homeless -- The blame game -- Sister Guadalupe's unusual spirit -- Middleman, Siembra's rise -- Hardening the line -- VI. Homelands -- Walls -- The Pope in a nativist land -- Thirtieth aniversario, the celebration -- Arcadio's legacy -- Lessons from Israel -- The wisdom of Doña Lidia -- Tío Alejo's funeral -- Uncle Bill -- Four friends, Philadelphia reunion -- My homelands
Control code
on1028583152
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 293 pages
Isbn
9781632865540
Lccn
2017046794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 99977227995
  • 40028301376
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632865540
  • (OCoLC)1028583152
Label
Homelands : four friends, two countries, and the fate of the great Mexican-American migration, Alfredo Corchado
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: One wintry night at Tequilas -- I. Leaving home -- El Pajarito & Superwoman in El Norte -- David, un caminero in Philly -- Ken, Barbie & Brooks Brothers -- Primo, the mystery man -- Crawling out of the shadows -- II. The giant IRCA awakening -- Freddy's Café -- A fickle nation -- The rebuilding of America -- Farewell, Philadelphia -- III. Malinche's children -- Marriage of convenience -- Homeward bound -- Tequila midnight in Guadalajara -- Trapped in the U.S., no going back -- IV. Uneasy neighbors -- Heartache heartland -- Havana calling, Santana's guitar -- The fallout -- V. Homeless -- The blame game -- Sister Guadalupe's unusual spirit -- Middleman, Siembra's rise -- Hardening the line -- VI. Homelands -- Walls -- The Pope in a nativist land -- Thirtieth aniversario, the celebration -- Arcadio's legacy -- Lessons from Israel -- The wisdom of Doña Lidia -- Tío Alejo's funeral -- Uncle Bill -- Four friends, Philadelphia reunion -- My homelands
Control code
on1028583152
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 293 pages
Isbn
9781632865540
Lccn
2017046794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 99977227995
  • 40028301376
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632865540
  • (OCoLC)1028583152

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