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Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940

Michael Innis-Jiménez


Since the early twentieth century, thousands of Mexican Americans have lived, worked, and formed communities in Chicago's steel mill neighborhoods. This book 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, the book offers new insights into how and why Mexican Americans created community. It investigates the years between the world wars, the period that witnessed the first, massive influx of Mexicans into Chicago. Sou ... More

Keywords: steel mills, Mexican Americans, South Chicago, Mexican immigrants, discrimination, Mexican American community

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814785850
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814785850.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Innis-Jiménez, author

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