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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


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


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


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


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


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


Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago's Literary Landscape

Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037825
eISBN:
9780252095108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037825.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines the flowering of African American creativity, activism, and scholarship in the South Side Chicago district known as Bronzeville during the period between the Harlem Renaissance in ... 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


Finding 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/9780814785850.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the role of enganchistas in bringing many Mexicans to South Chicago between 1916 and the onset of the Great Depression. Hundreds of Mexicans who came directly to South Chicago ... 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


Houses

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0019
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the rent strikes staged by Illinois Negroes with the help of Unemployed Councils in the early years of the Great Depression to resist evictions from the Chicago South Side. ... More


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