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Latino CityImmigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000$
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Llana Barber

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631349

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631349.001.0001

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Why Lawrence?

Why Lawrence?

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(p.53) Two Why Lawrence?
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Latino City
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Llana Barber

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631349.003.0003

Chapter Two analyzes Latino settlement in Lawrence during the 1960s and 1970s, as the city's declining manufacturing sector recruited Latino workers. I emphasize the push factors driving migrants from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, as well as from New York City, in which the crisis provoked by racialized disinvestment and deindustrialization was already well advanced. The postwar metropolitan political economy ensured that suburban housing, particularly in Massachusetts, was largely off limits to working-class Latinos, so this dispersal from New York was marked by a re-concentration within small cities like Lawrence. A second wave of deindustrialization in the late 1970s was especially destabilizing for Latinos concentrated in the city's manufacturing sector.

Keywords:   Immigration, Imperialism, Latino, New York City, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Migration, Deindustrialization

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