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Reimagining Indian CountryNative American Migration and Identity in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles$
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Nicolas G. Rosenthal

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835555

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869994_rosenthal

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Postindustrial Urban Indians: Life and Work in the Postwar City

Postindustrial Urban Indians: Life and Work in the Postwar City

(p.75) Chapter 4 Postindustrial Urban Indians: Life and Work in the Postwar City
Reimagining Indian Country

Nicolas G. Rosenthal

University of North Carolina Press

Following World War II, hundreds of thousands of American Indians traveled to U.S. cities seeking jobs in the working-class neighborhoods throughout urban America. This chapter focuses on deindustrialization, discussing the ways in which it contributed to changing American cities and its impact on American society. It also discusses the challenges faced by American Indians residing in the postindustrial city and the ways in which they dealt with deindustralization.

Keywords:   American Indians, working class, urban America, deindustrialization, American cities, postindustrial city

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