John Flores - The Mexican Revolution in Chicago

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
John Flores

"Well-researched and argued. Flores is the historian who has done the best work on how Mexico, as an 'imagined community,' bonded immigrants as 'Mexicans' and, at the same time, how the politics of Mexico divided them as a community. He does an excellent job in examining the role of political leadership and the political culture of Mexican Chicago." Juan Mora-Torres, author of The Making of the Mexican Border: The State, Capitalism, and Society in Nuevo León, 1848–1910
John Flores discusses The Mexican Revolution in Chicago: Immigration Politics from the Early Twentieth Century to the Cold War. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.
At the Co-op
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About the book: 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.
About the author: 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.
Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op Bookstores
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave
Chicago , IL 60637