Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Michigan

By: Rudolph Valier Alvarado and Sonya Yvette Alvarado.

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Unlike most of their immigrant counterparts, up until the turn of the twentieth century most Mexicans and Mexican Americans did not settle permanently in Michigan but were seasonal laborers, returning to homes in the southwestern United States or Mexico in the winter. Nevertheless, during the past century the number of Mexicans and Mexican Americans settling in Michigan has increased dramatically, and today Michigan is undergoing its third "great wave" of Mexican immigration. Though many Mexican and Mexican American immigrants still come to Michigan seeking work on farms, many others now come seeking work in manufacturing and construction, college educations, opportunities to start businesses, and to join family members already established in the state. In "Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Michigan," Rudolph Valier Alvarado and Sonya Yvette Alvarado examine the settlement trends and growth of this population, as well as the cultural and social impact that the state and these immigrants have had on one another. The story of "Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Michigan" is one of a steadily increasing presence and influence that well illustrates how peoples and places combine to create traditions and institutions.

Title: Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Michigan

Author: Rudolph Valier Alvarado and Sonya Yvette Alvarado.

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $11.95

Categories: Michigan, Mexico-Mexican,

Publisher: Michigan State University Press: c2003

ISBN Number: 0870136666

ISBN Number 13: 9780870136665

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 90 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, illus., map, paperback, Michigan State University Press

Seller ID: 136666

Description: Unlike most of their immigrant counterparts, up until the turn of the twentieth century most Mexicans and Mexican Americans did not settle permanently in Michigan but were seasonal laborers, returning to homes in the southwestern United States or Mexico in the winter. Nevertheless, during the past century the number of Mexicans and Mexican Americans settling in Michigan has increased dramatically, and today Michigan is undergoing its third "great wave" of Mexican immigration. Though many Mexican and Mexican American immigrants still come to Michigan seeking work on farms, many others now come seeking work in manufacturing and construction, college educations, opportunities to start businesses, and to join family members already established in the state. In Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Michigan, Rudolph Valier Alvarado and Sonya Yvette Alvarado examine the settlement trends and growth of this population, as well as the cultural and social impact that the state and these immigrants have had on one another. The story of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Michigan is one of a steadily increasing presence and influence that well illustrates how peoples and places combine to create traditions and institutions.

About Author
Rudolph Valier Alvarado is an independent scholar and the author of works in a variety of genres, including poetry, drama, literary criticism, fiction, nonfiction, history, and biography.
Sonya Yvette Alvarado teaches at Eastern Michigan University.