Divergent Roots, Common Destinies? Latino Work and Settlement in Michigan


Dionicio Nodin Valdes

Document Id: OC-04

While "the nation and its educators'" principal concern is with winning sports contests rather than with the teaching and celebration of history, Valdes provides a detailed, historical look at Latino work and settlement in Michigan. The author gives a chronological account, beginning in the early 20th century, providing information on the first through the fourth generations of Mexican migrants. This paper also includes an appendix on Cinco de Mayo and "Michicano" history.

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