Proletarians of the North: A History of Mexican Industrial Workers in Detroit and the Midwest, 1917-1933 - Latinos in American Society and Culture 1 (Paperback)
  • Proletarians of the North: A History of Mexican Industrial Workers in Detroit and the Midwest, 1917-1933 - Latinos in American Society and Culture 1 (Paperback)
zoom

Proletarians of the North: A History of Mexican Industrial Workers in Detroit and the Midwest, 1917-1933 - Latinos in American Society and Culture 1 (Paperback)

(author)
£27.00
Paperback 293 Pages / Published: 19/03/1999
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Between the end of World War I and the Great Depression, over 58,000 Mexicans journeyed to the 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's work focuses on this little-known feature in the history of Chicanos and American labor. In relating the experiences of Mexicans in workplace and neighborhood, and in showing the roles of Mexican women, the Catholic Church, and labor unions, Vargas enriches our knowledge of immigrant urban life. His is an important work that will be welcomed by historians of Chicano Studies and American labor.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520219625
Number of pages: 293
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Great Degeneration
Added to basket
In Spite Of The Gods
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Age Of Capital
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Making of the English Working Class
Added to basket
Debt
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
This Time Is Different
Added to basket
Guns, Germs And Steel
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
False Economy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Fife, the Mining Kingdom
Added to basket
The Great Escape
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Making of Modern Economics
Added to basket
How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.