Brown in the Windy City : Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in postwar Chicago / Lilia Fernandez.
Author: Fernandez, Lilia.
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012.
ISBN: 9780226244259 (cloth : alkaline paper)
0226244253 (cloth : alkaline paper)
Description: xii, 376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series: Historical studies in urban America
Subject: Young Lords (Organization).
Mujeres Latinas en Acción History.
Mexicans Illinois Chicago History 20th century.
Mexican Americans Illinois Chicago History 20th century.
Puerto Ricans Illinois Chicago History 20th century.
Hispanic American neighborhoods Illinois Chicago History 20th century.
Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.) History 20th century.
Pilsen (Chicago, Ill.) History 20th century.
Contents: Mexican and Puerto Rican labor migration to Chicago -- Putting down roots: Mexican and Puerto Rican settlement on the near west side, 1940-60 -- Race, class, housing, and urban renewal: dismantling the near west side -- Pushing Puerto Ricans around: urban renewal, race and neighborhood change -- The evolution of the Young Lords organization: From street gang to revolutionaries -- From Eighteenth Street to La Dieciocho: neighborhood transformation in the age of the chicano movement -- The limits of nationalism: women's activism and the founding of Mujeres Latinas en Acción -- Conclusion.