Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This dissertation explores the how various Latino organizations spanning from 1950 to 1983, helped Latinos gain representation within Chicago. Social clubs, which brought opportunity to European ethnics, no longer functioned as a conduit to direct power as white ethnics solidified their positions in the city. Progressive Latino organizations under government oppression suffered destruction or evolved in effort to obtain better opportunities for Latinos. Oral histories show how members of the organizations develop their own narratives and reveal the creation of discourses regarding events that occurred as well as the impact they had within their lives and on the community.
Rivera, Marisol Violanda, "Survival Under Oppression: The Puerto Rican and Allied Struggle for Representation in Chicago, 1950-1983" (2017). Dissertations. 2846.
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