The Mexican Revolution in Chicago: A Selected Bibliography

June 21st, 2018

The Mexican Revolution in Chicago reveals the ways Mexican immigrants created transnational political movements to improve their lives on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Through a careful, detailed study of Chicagoland Flores examines how competing immigrant organizations raised funds, joined labor unions and churches, engaged the Spanish-language media, and appealed in their own ways to the dignity and unity of other Mexicans. Painting portraits of liberals and radicals, who drew support from the Mexican government, and conservatives, who found a homegrown American ally in the Roman Catholic Church, Flores recovers a complex and little-known political world shaped by events south of the U.S border. John H. Flores will discuss The Mexican Revolution in Chicago on Thursday 06/18 at 6pm. 

Becoming Mexican American, by George J. Sanchez

The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas, by Emilio Zamora 

Radicals in the Barrio, by Justin Akers Chacon

Living the Revolution, by Jennifer Guglielmo

About John H. Flores: Born in Chicago, Dr. John H. Flores is the son of Mexican immigrants, and his research centers on recovering the lost history of Mexican immigrant political activism in the United States. Flores teaches courses on immigration history and co-directs the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University.

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