Brown in the Windy City Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago /
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|Imprint:||Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.|
|Series:||Historical studies in urban America
Mexicans > Illinois > Chicago > History > 20th century.
Puerto Ricans > Illinois > Chicago > History > 20th century.
|Online Access:||Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.|
Brown in the Windy City is the first history to examine the migration and settlement of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in postwar Chicago. Lilia Fernández reveals how the two populations arrived in Chicago in the midst of tremendous social and economic change and, in spite of declining industrial employment and massive urban renewal projects, managed to carve out a geographic and racial place in one of America's great cities. Through their experiences in the city's central neighborhoods over the course of these three decades, Fernández demonstrates how Mexicans and Puerto Ricans collectively articulated a distinct racial position in Chicago, one that was flexible and fluid, neither black nor white.
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-348) and index.|
Lilia Fernández is associate professor in the Department of History at Ohio State University.