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Grounds For Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement

Lori A Flores

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300196962
eISBN:
9780300216387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196962.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Known as “The Salad Bowl of the World,” California's Salinas Valley became an agricultural empire due to the toil of diverse farmworkers, including Latinos. A sweeping critical history of how Mexican ... More


The Evolution of the Mexican-Born Workforce in the United States

George J. Borjas and Lawrence F. Katz (eds)

in Mexican Immigration to the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226066325
eISBN:
9780226066684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066684.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter uses the available microdata from the U.S. decennial Census to provide a sweeping account of the evolution of the Mexican-born workforce in the United States throughout the entire ... More


Gender and Assimilation among Mexican Americans

Francine D. Blau and Lawrence M. Kahn (eds)

in Mexican Immigration to the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226066325
eISBN:
9780226066684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066684.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the assimilation of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. labor market. It studies the relation between gender and assimilation in labor supply and wages, both within and across ... More


Unequal in the Court of Public Opinion: Mexican and Asian Immigrant Disruptions in the United States

Takeyuki Tsuda

in Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060804
eISBN:
9780813050874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060804.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses why the American public has a significantly more negative opinion of Mexican immigrants than Asian immigrants. Anti-immigrant sentiment is directed almost exclusively at ... More


The Diffusion of Mexican Immigrants During the 1990s: Explanations and Impacts

David Card and Ethan G. Lewis (eds)

in Mexican Immigration to the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226066325
eISBN:
9780226066684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066684.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

During the 1990s the number of Mexican immigrants living in the United States rose by nearly five million people. In previous decades, nearly 80 percent of Mexican immigrants settled in either ... More


Resistance

Michael Innis-Jiménez

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785850
eISBN:
9780814760437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785850.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the various acts of negotiation and resistance in the everyday lives of Mexican immigrants in South Chicago and the surrounding Mexican communities. It explains how Mexicans in ... More


Mexican Entrepreneurship: A Comparison of Self-Employment in Mexico and the United States

Robert W. Fairlie and Christopher Woodruff (eds)

in Mexican Immigration to the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226066325
eISBN:
9780226066684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066684.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter explores several possible explanations of the lower rates of self-employment among Mexican immigrants in the United States. One possibility is that self-employment propensities of ... More


Great and Small

Michael Innis-Jiménez

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785850
eISBN:
9780814760437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785850.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the physical and geographical circumstances that provided Mexican immigrants of South Chicago with prospects that differed from those in rural communities in Mexico and the ... More


The Great Depression

Michael Innis-Jiménez

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785850
eISBN:
9780814760437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785850.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the experiences of Mexican immigrants in South Chicago during the Great Depression. Focusing on the case of Mercedes Rios, an aid worker and community leader, it considers ... More


Ethnic Identification, Intermarriage, and Unmeasured Progress by Mexican Americans

Brian Duncan and Stephen J. Trejo (eds)

in Mexican Immigration to the United States

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226066325
eISBN:
9780226066684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066684.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter looks for evidence on whether selective intermarriage and selective ethnic identification might bias observed measures of socioeconomic progress for later generations of Mexican ... More


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