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Proletarians of the North - A History of Mexican Industrial Workers in Detroit and the Midwest, 1917-1933 (Paperback, Revised) Loot Price: R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 You Save: R36 (7%)

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Proletarians of the North - A History of Mexican Industrial Workers in Detroit and the Midwest, 1917-1933 (Paperback, Revised)

Zaragosa Vargas

Series: Latinos in American Society & Culture, v. 1

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Between the end of World War I and the Great Depression, over 58,000 Mexicans journeyed to the American Midwest in search of employment. Many found work in agriculture, but thousands more joined the growing ranks of the industrial proletariat. Throughout the northern Midwest, and especially in Detroit, Mexican workers entered steel mills, packing houses and auto plants, becoming part of the modern American working class. Zaragosa Vargas' work focuses on this little-known feature in the history of Chicanos and American labour. In relating the experiences of Mexicans in workplace and neighbourhood, and in showing the roles of Mexican women, the Catholic Church and labour unions, this study provides insights into immigrant urban life.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Latinos in American Society & Culture, v. 1
Release date: March 1999
First published: March 1999
Authors: Zaragosa Vargas
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 293
Edition: Revised
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-21962-5
Barcode: 9780520219625
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Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Economic history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Economic history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Work & labour
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Labour economics
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LSN: 0-520-21962-7

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