Part 2: Essential Laborers and Neighbors

Mexican Workers and Life in South Chicago
Michael Innis-Jiménez


Barrios Norteños: St. Paul and Midwestern Mexican Communities in the Twentieth Century (2000)

Steel Barrio: The Great Mexican Migration to South Chicago, 1915-1940 (2013)


Beyond the Borderlands: Mexican Labor in the Central Plains, 1900-1930 (1981)

Child Labor in the Early Sugar Beet Industry in the Great Plains, 1890-1920 (2005)


Boxcar People (2013)

Chicago: Little Mexico (2006)


Mexicanas in Chicago

Personal Websites

Latina/o Immigration Before 1965: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago
Lilia Fernández


La Causa: Civil Rights, Social Justice and the Struggle for Equality in the Midwest (2004)

Latino Crossings: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and the Politics of Race and Citizenship (2003)


Latino Rehearsals: Racialization and the Politics of Citizenship Between Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Chicago (2003)

Rethinking the Urban and Rural Divide in Latino Labor, Recreation, and Activism in West Michigan: 1940s-1970s (2016)

From the Near West Side to 18th Street: Mexican Community Formation and Activism in Mid-twentieth-century Chicago (2005)


Chicago Trending Brown: Black-Latino Relations, 1990-2010

Not Just Laborers: Latina/o Claims of Belonging in the U.S. Heartland
Marta María Maldonado


Apple Pie and Enchiladas (2004) 


The Social Production of Latina Visibilities and Invisibilities: Geographies of Power in Small-town America (2013)

The Exotic Other: Latinos and the Remaking of Community Identity in Perry, Iowa (2010)

Remapping Latinidad: A Performance Cartography of Latina/o Identity in Rural Nebraska (2009)

Our Town (2007)


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