Justice, power, and politics. Immigration law & policy in the U.S. UNC Press law publications. Civil rights and social justice.
"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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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.
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