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The Resource Homelands : Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration

Homelands : Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration

Label
Homelands : Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration
Title
Homelands
Title remainder
Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From prizewinning journalist and immigration expert Alfredo Corchado comes the sweeping story of the great Mexican migration from the late 1980s to today. Homelands is the story of Mexican immigration to the United States over the last three decades. Written by Alfredo Corchado, one of the most prominent Mexican American journalists, it's told from the perspective of four friends who first meet in a Mexican restaurant in Philadelphia in 1987. One was a radical activist, another a restaurant/tequila entrepreneur, the third a lawyer/politician, and the fourth, Alfredo, a hungry young reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Over the course of thirty years, the four friends continued to meet, coming together to share stories of the turning points in their lives-the death of parents, the births of children, professional milestones, stories from their families north and south of the border. Using the lens of this intimate narrative of friendship, the book chronicles one of modern America's most profound transformations-during which Mexican Americans swelled to become our largest single minority, changing the color, economy, and culture of America itself. In 1970, the Mexican population was just 700,000 people, but despite the recent decline in Mexican immigration to the United States, the Mexican American population has now passed three million-a result of high birth rates here in the United States. In the wake of the nativist sentiment unleased in the recent election, Homelands will be a must-read for policy makers, activists, Mexican Americas, and all those wishing to truly understand the background of our ongoing immigration debate
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Corchado, Alfredo
Dewey number
973/.046872
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.M5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Mexicans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexicans
  • Mexican Americans
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico
  • Nonfiction
  • History
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexicans
  • Mexico
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
Label
Homelands : Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Half Title; Dedication; By the Same Author; Title Page; Contents; Epigraph; Prologue: One Wintry Night at Tequilas; I. Leaving Home; 1. El Pajarito & Superwoman in El Norte; 2. David, un Caminero in Philly; 3. Ken, Barbie & Brooks Brothers; 4. Primo, the Mystery Man; 5. Crawling out of the Shadows; II. The Giant IRCA Awakening; 6. Freddy's Café; 7. A Fickle Nation; 8. The Rebuilding of America; 9. Farewell, Philadelphia; III. Malinche's Children; 10. Marriage of Convenience; 11. Homeward Bound; 12. Tequila Midnight in Guadalajara; 13. Trapped in the U.S., No Going Back
  • IV. Uneasy Neighbors14. Heartache Heartland; 15. Havana Calling, Santana's Guitar; 16. The Fallout; V. Homeless; 17. The Blame Game; 18. Sister Guadalupe's Unusual Spirit; 19. Middleman, Siembra's Rise; 20. Hardening the Line; VI. Homelands; 21. Walls; 22. The Pope in a Nativist Land; 23. Thirtieth Aniversario, the Celebration; 24. Arcadio's Legacy; 25. Lessons from Israel; 26. The Wisdom of Doña Lidia; 27. Tío Alejo's Funeral; 28. Uncle Bill; 29. Four Friends, Philadelphia Reunion; 30. My Homelands; Acknowledgments; A Note on the Author; Copyright
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632865564
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0861E1E3-4B60-4353-A86E-71768AEB3227
System control number
  • on1031963181
  • (OCoLC)1031963181
Label
Homelands : Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Half Title; Dedication; By the Same Author; Title Page; Contents; Epigraph; Prologue: One Wintry Night at Tequilas; I. Leaving Home; 1. El Pajarito & Superwoman in El Norte; 2. David, un Caminero in Philly; 3. Ken, Barbie & Brooks Brothers; 4. Primo, the Mystery Man; 5. Crawling out of the Shadows; II. The Giant IRCA Awakening; 6. Freddy's Café; 7. A Fickle Nation; 8. The Rebuilding of America; 9. Farewell, Philadelphia; III. Malinche's Children; 10. Marriage of Convenience; 11. Homeward Bound; 12. Tequila Midnight in Guadalajara; 13. Trapped in the U.S., No Going Back
  • IV. Uneasy Neighbors14. Heartache Heartland; 15. Havana Calling, Santana's Guitar; 16. The Fallout; V. Homeless; 17. The Blame Game; 18. Sister Guadalupe's Unusual Spirit; 19. Middleman, Siembra's Rise; 20. Hardening the Line; VI. Homelands; 21. Walls; 22. The Pope in a Nativist Land; 23. Thirtieth Aniversario, the Celebration; 24. Arcadio's Legacy; 25. Lessons from Israel; 26. The Wisdom of Doña Lidia; 27. Tío Alejo's Funeral; 28. Uncle Bill; 29. Four Friends, Philadelphia Reunion; 30. My Homelands; Acknowledgments; A Note on the Author; Copyright
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632865564
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0861E1E3-4B60-4353-A86E-71768AEB3227
System control number
  • on1031963181
  • (OCoLC)1031963181

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