Author Barber, Llana, author
Title Latino city : immigration and urban crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000 / by Llana Barber
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  F74.L4 B37 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020542726
Descript xii, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Justice, power, and politics
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Latino migration and the ruins of industrial America -- The urban/suburban divide -- Why Lawrence? -- Struggling for the city -- The riots of 1984 -- Forcing change -- The armpit of the Northeast -- Creating the Latino city -- Latino urbanism and the geography of opportunity
"Interweaves the histories of U.S. urban crisis and imperial migration from Latin America. Pushed to migrate by political and economic circumstances shaped by the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America, poor and working-class Latinos then had to reckon with the segregation, joblessness, disinvestment, and profound stigma that plagued cities during the crisis era, particularly in the Rust Belt. For many Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, there was no "American Dream" awaiting them in Lawrence; instead, Latinos struggled to build lives for themselves in the ruins of industrial America"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Latin Americans -- Massachusetts -- Lawrence -- History -- 20th century
Latin Americans -- Massachusetts -- Lawrence -- Economic conditions -- History -- 20th century
Lawrence (Mass.) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
Lawrence (Mass.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Lawrence (Mass.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Race riots -- Massachusetts -- Lawrence -- History -- 20th century