Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest

Acquiring Editor: Dawn Durante
Series Editor: Frances R. Aparicio, Omar Valerio-Jiménez, and Sujey Vega

This series documents the histories, challenges, and contributions of Latinos to Chicago and the Midwest. It promotes an understanding of regional and historical differences in Latino communities and of the ways in which Latinos in Chicago and throughout the Midwest construct their own sense of Latinidad and cultural difference. It offers new conceptual frameworks for the study of interlatino dynamics in this understudied region as well as comparative studies with other regions in the United States and in transnational relations with Latin America. The series editors seek topics that shed new light on the issues that impact Latino/a lives in the Midwest. They welcome inquiries and questions from scholars, journalists, writers, and artists, envisioning a series of books that are not exclusively academic but from a wide array of disciplines and discourses.

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link to catalog page, In Search of Belonging

In Search of Belonging

Latinas, Media, and Citizenship

Author: Jillian M. Báez
Pub Date: March 2018

What Latinas seek, and see, of themselves in the media   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Mexican Revolution in Chicago

The Mexican Revolution in Chicago

Immigration Politics from the Early Twentieth Century to the Cold War

Author: John H. Flores
Pub Date: April 2018

How a revolutionary generation shaped a landmark Mexican American community   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Latina/o Midwest Reader Author: Edited by Omar Valerio-Jiménez, Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, and Claire F. Fox Afterword by Frances R. Aparicio
Pub Date: July 2017

The Latina/o experience in a changing Midwest   learn more...

link to catalog page, Latina Lives in Milwaukee Author: Theresa Delgadillo
Pub Date: November 2015

The voices of Latina women leaders in a unique moment and place in the history of the Midwest   learn more...

link to catalog page, Illegal


Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant

Author: José Ángel N.
Pub Date: February 2014

The valiant memoir of a man living the "good" life--illegally   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chicanas of 18th Street

Chicanas of 18th Street

Narratives of a Movement from Latino Chicago

Author: Leonard G. Ramírez with Yenelli Flores, María Gamboa, Isaura González, Victoria Pérez, Magda Ramírez-Castañeda, and Cristina Vital
Pub Date: October 2011

Dynamic stories from the Chicago Chicano movement   learn more...

link to catalog page, Compañeros


Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS

Author: Jesus Ramirez-Valles
Pub Date: November 2011

Exploring Latino GBT involvement in the fight against AIDS   learn more...

link to catalog page, Defending Their Own in the Cold

Defending Their Own in the Cold

The Cultural Turns of U.S. Puerto Ricans

Author: Marc Zimmerman
Pub Date: November 2011

A visual and textual journey through the cultural contributions of Puerto Rican artists in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bringing Aztlán to Mexican Chicago

Bringing Aztlán to Mexican Chicago

My Life, My Work, My Art

Author: José Gamaliel González
Pub Date: July 2010

A candid, authentic account of a life in Latino art and politics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Latino Urban Ethnography and the Work of Elena Padilla Author: Edited by Mérida M. Rúa
Pub Date: March 2010

Highlighting the influential work of a pioneering Latina ethnographer   learn more...