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Chicanas of 18th Street
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Overflowing with powerful testimonies of six female community activists who have lived and worked in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Chicanas of 18th Street reveals the convictions and approaches of those organizing for social reform. In chronicling a pivotal moment in the history of community activism in Chicago, the women discuss how education, immigration, religion, identity, and acculturation affected the Chicano movement. Chicanas of 18th Street underscores the hierarchies of race, gender, and class while stressing the interplay of individual and collective values in the development of community reform._x000B__x000B_Highlighting the women's motivations, initiatives, and experiences in politics during the 1960s and 1970s, these rich personal accounts reveal the complexity of the Chicano movement, conflicts within the movement, and the importance of teatro and cultural expressions to the movement. Also detailed are vital interactions between members of the Chicano movement with leftist and nationalist community members and the influence of other activist groups such as African Americans and Marxists.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. List of Abbreviations, Organizations, and Programs
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. Chicago Movement - Time Line
  2. pp. xxi-xxviii
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  1. Introduction: Second City Mexicans
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Homecoming, 1997
  2. pp. 17-28
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  1. A Legacy of Struggle
  2. pp. 29-53
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  1. Living the Life I Was Meant to Lead
  2. pp. 54-75
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  1. Una Chicana en la lucha [Image Included]
  2. pp. 76-100
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  1. A Woman of My Time
  2. pp. 101-117
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  1. Defending My People and My Culture
  2. pp. 118-136
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  1. A Proud Daughter of a Mexican Worker
  2. pp. 137-165
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  1. Social Action
  2. pp. 166-200
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  1. Women of 18th Street: Our Preliminary Assessment
  2. pp. 201-204
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  1. References
  2. pp. 205-212
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 213-217
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 219-224
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  1. Further Reading, Publication Information
  2. pp. 225-226
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