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Author Arredondo, Ramón.

Title Maria's journey / Ramón and Trisha (Hull) Arredondo ; foreword by James B. Lane ; introduction by John Bodnar
Published Indianapolis : Indiana Historical Society Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword; Introduction; The Revolution; The Bargain; From Texas Boxcars to Illinois Rails; Tragedy Has Two Faces; Secrets of the Past; Safe Harbor; "Mill Rats"; Change is Constant; Depression and Repatriation; "Take Me to the Fair"; Betrayal; "Don't Look Back"-The Homecoming; On Watling Street; Graduation, Illness, Accidents, and a Vision; The War; Celebrations and Losses; Church and School; Diet and Discipline; The Haunting; Maria's "Confession"; Jesse Joins the Army, then the Union; "Happy Days" in the Harbor; Love Calls-"California Here We Come"; Jesse Takes a Wife-and More
Maria Battles the "Commies"No Good Solutions; Love and Uncle Sam; Forgiveness and Reconciliation; The Value of Education; In the Blink of an Eye; The Vision Revealed; Epilogue; Afterword; Acknowledgments
Summary Born into the Mexican Revolution, Maria Perez entered an arranged marriage at age fourteen to Miguel Arredondo. The couple and their tiny daughter immigrated to the United States in the 1920s, living in a boxcar while Miguel worked for a Texas railroad and eventually settling in East Chicago, Indiana, where Miguel worked for Inland Steel. Their story includes much of early-twentieth-century America: the rise of unions, the plunge into the Great Depression, the patriotism of World War II, and the starkness of McCarthyism. It is flavored by delivery men hawking fruit and ice, street sports, and
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Subject Arredondo, Maria, 1907-2004.
Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
Immigrants -- Mexico -- Biography.
Mexican American women -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
Mexican Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social life and customs.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Arredondo, Trisha.
LC no. 2010018209
ISBN 0871953196 (electronic bk.)
0871953404 (e-book)
9780871953193 (electronic bk.)
9780871953407 (e-book)