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City of Dreams: Latino Immigration to Chicago

ISBN13: 9780761838203
ISBN: 0761838201
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $40.99
Publisher: University Press of America
Published Date:
Pages: 240
Average Goodreads rating: 2.60/5 (5 ratings)

City of Dreams: Latino Immigration to Chicago uses extensive oral interviews combined with scholarly documentation to richly describe the social history of the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Guatemalan, Salvadoran, and Cuban groups in Chicago. Drawing on the stories of one hundred diverse Latinos, this work attempts to give the largest minority population in America a voice, showing how they view themselves and their immigration experiences. This book, while discussing the reasons for immigration, focuses on the adjustments and adaptations of each Latino group; their aspirations; obstacles; relations with other ethnic groups; and overall survival in a new and sometimes hostile American city.