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Insiders/Outsiders: Managing Immigration at the Border

Rachel St. John

in Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141541
eISBN:
9781400838639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141541.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces the emergence of an immigration-control apparatus on the boundary line and how political and economic conditions influenced how and against whom the nation-states used it. As U.S. ... More


Conclusion

Rachel St. John

in Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141541
eISBN:
9781400838639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141541.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter argues that the power imbalance between the United States and Mexico has been reflected in the politics of border control. Although U.S. and Mexican officials continued to ... 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


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


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


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

Michael Innis-Jiménez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785850
eISBN:
9780814760437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785850.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

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 ... More


Introduction

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/9780814785850.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book tells the story of Mexican immigration to South Chicago, in a neighborhood whose literal and figurative boundaries were defined by steel mills, during the period 1915–1940. It examines how ... More


Home and Work

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/9780814785850.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how Mexican immigrants in South Chicago came to consider themselves part of a community and used that sense of community to help each other overcome obstacles to housing and ... More


Forged in Revolution

Julian Lim

in Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635491
eISBN:
9781469635507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635491.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the multiracial intersections of the Mexican Revolution, using the case of Pershing’s Expedition into Mexico in 1916 1917 to explore the escalating importance that both states ... More


Quarantine and Eugenic Gatekeeping on the US-Mexican Border

Alexandra Minna Stern

in Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285064
eISBN:
9780520960657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285064.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter draws more connections between colonial medicine and eugenics along the US–Mexican border, where a protracted quarantine scrutinized and simultaneously racialized the bodies of Mexican ... More


The Conflicted United States–Mexico Relationship: Invitation and Exclusion

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas

in Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776575
eISBN:
9780814776582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter provides an overview of America's history of anti-immigrant efforts by focusing on Mexican immigrants. It suggests that the United States' treatment of Latin American immigrants involves ... More


Mexico and the United States

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/9780814785850.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the conditions that favored the migration of large numbers of Mexicans to the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. The first wave of Mexican migrants to the ... More


People and Patterns

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/9780814785850.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the migration and settlement patterns created by Mexican immigrants to South Chicago. The Chicago area provided employment, hope, and socioeconomic advancement for Mexican ... More


He Had a Uniform and Authority: Border Patrol Violence, Women’s Agency, and Chicano/Mexicano Resistance

Jimmy Patiño

in Raza Sí, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in the San Diego

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635569
eISBN:
9781469635576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635569.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 2 explores the process in which some Chicano Movement activists in San Diego began to identify immigration as central to their struggles for self-determination and Mexican immigrants as part ... More


Epilogue

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/9780814785850.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book has investigated how Mexicans formed a distinct community and emerged as a major political, economic, cultural, and social force in South Chicago, ninety-five years after the first wave of ... More


Imagining the Nation, Imagining Donor Recipients: Jesica Santillan and the Public Discourse of Belonging

Leo R. Chavez

in A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830598
eISBN:
9781469605432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo.16
Subject:
History, Social History

Jesica's story is a window through which public opinion about immigration in general, and Mexican immigration in particular can be examined. This chapter explores the impact of fundamental ... More


What Is an MC If He Can’t Rap to Banda?: Making Music in Nuevo L.A.

Josh Kun

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the Mexicanization of Southern California and its impact on the demographics of the region's radio markets by focusing on one song by the L.A. Mexican hip-hop duo Akwid: “No hay ... More


Teamwork

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/9780814785850.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how organized sports as a form of leisure and recreation enabled Mexican immigrants in and around South Chicago to cope with the harsh realities of economic crisis during the ... More


Banking on the Community: Mexican Immigrants’ Experiences ina Historically African American Bank inSouth Central Los Angeles, 1970–2007

Abigail Rosas

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the experiences of Mexican immigrants in Broadway Federal Bank, established in the post-World War II period to specially serve the needs of African Americans in South Los ... More


“La Idea Mueve” (The Idea Moves Us): Why Cultural Redemption Matters

Gabriela González

in Redeeming La Raza: Transborder Modernity, Race, Respectability, and Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199914142
eISBN:
9780199345533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199914142.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Latin American History

The concluding chapter explains how race had served defenders of slavery by providing them with an excuse to hold men and women in bondage. For their inhumane treatment of Africans during the Age of ... More


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