ERIC Number: ED117026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Mexican-Americans of the South Bend-Mishawaka Area.
Fotia, Elizabeth R.; Calvin, Richmond
Developed as part of an ethnic heritage studies program, this historical narrative of Mexican Americans in South Bend, Indiana, is intended to increase cultural awareness of minority groups. The document opens with historical background information beginning in 1877 during the presidency of Porfirio Diaz of Mexico. The narrative follows migration and population factors surrounding Mexican Americans. Because of the recruiting effort of an organization dedicated to improving living conditions, many Mexicans Americans migrated to South Bend which provided job opportunities in its industrial areas. The adjustments of the group in trying to change their life and still retain their ethnic heritage are discussed. Family, economic, dietary, and political problems are examined. (JR)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., South Bend. Ethnic Heritage Studies Program.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana