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The Resource Steel barrio : the great Mexican migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940, Michael Innis-Jiménez

Steel barrio : the great Mexican migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940, Michael Innis-Jiménez

Label
Steel barrio : the great Mexican migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940
Title
Steel barrio
Title remainder
the great Mexican migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940
Statement of responsibility
Michael Innis-Jiménez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the early twentieth century, thousands of Mexican Americans have lived, worked, and formed communities in Chicago's steel mill neighborhoods. Drawing on individual stories and oral histories, Michael Innis-Jimenez tells the story of a vibrant, active community that continues to play a central role in American politics and society. Examining how the fortunes of Mexicans in South Chicago were linked to the environment they helped to build, Steel Barrio offers new insights into how and why Mexican Americans created community. This book investigates the years between the World Wars, the period that witnessed the first, massive influx of Mexicans into Chicago. South Chicago Mexicans lived in a neighborhood whose literal and figurative boundaries were defined by steel mills, which dominated economic life for Mexican immigrants. Yet while the mills provided jobs for Mexican men, they were neither the center of community life nor the source of collective identity. Steel Barrio argues that the Mexican immigrant and Mexican American men and women who came to South Chicago created physical and imagined community not only to defend against the ever-present social, political, and economic harassment and discrimination, but to grow in a foreign, polluted environment. Steel Barrio reconstructs the everyday strategies the working-class Mexican American community adopted to survive in areas from labor to sports to activism. This book links a particular community in South Chicago to broader issues in twentieth-century U.S. history, including race and labor, urban immigration, and the segregation of cities. -- Publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Innis-Jiménez, Michael
Dewey number
305.89/6872077311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F548.9.M5
LC item number
I66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture, labor, history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Working class
  • Steel industry and trade
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Mexico
  • South Chicago (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Mexican Americans
  • Steel industry and trade
  • Working class
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
  • Mexico
Label
Steel barrio : the great Mexican migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940, Michael Innis-Jiménez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Migration. Mexico and the United States ; Finding work ; People and patterns -- Part II: Community. Home and work ; Great and small ; Resistance -- Part III: Endurance. The great depression ; Teamwork -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn819717750
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780814785850
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022472282
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814724651
  • (OCoLC)819717750
Label
Steel barrio : the great Mexican migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940, Michael Innis-Jiménez
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Migration. Mexico and the United States ; Finding work ; People and patterns -- Part II: Community. Home and work ; Great and small ; Resistance -- Part III: Endurance. The great depression ; Teamwork -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn819717750
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780814785850
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022472282
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814724651
  • (OCoLC)819717750

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