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Author Perales, Monica.

Title Smeltertown : making and remembering a Southwest border community / Monica Perales.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2010]

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 333 pages) : illustrations, maps
Coahuilteco language
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Note "Published in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Making places -- Making a border city -- Creating Smeltertown -- pt. 2. Making identities -- We're just smelter people -- We were one hundred percent Mexican -- She was very American -- pt. 3. Remembering Smeltertown -- The demise of Smeltertown -- Epilogue: Finding Smeltertown.
Summary Nestled on the banks of the Rio Grande, at the heart of a railroad, mining, and smelting empire, Smeltertown was home to generations of ethnic Mexicans who labored at the American Smelting and Refining Company in El Paso, Texas. Using newspapers, personal archives, photographs, employee records, parish newsletters, and interviews with former residents, including her own relatives, Monica Perales unearths the history of this forgotten community.
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Subject Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- History.
Mexican Americans.
Texas -- Smeltertown.
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Subject Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- Ethnic identity.
Working class -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- History.
Working class.
Smelting -- Social aspects -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- History.
Social aspects.
Community life -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- History.
Community life.
Collective memory -- Texas -- Smeltertown.
Collective memory.
Smeltertown (Tex.) -- History.
Smeltertown (Tex.) -- Biography.
Company towns -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Case studies.
Company towns.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Added Author William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies.
Other Form: Print version: Perales, Monica. Smeltertown. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010 9780807834114 (DLC) 2010004479 (OCoLC)539075816
ISBN 9780807899564 (electronic book)
0807899569 (electronic book)
9781469604985 (electronic book)
1469604981 (electronic book)