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Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000

Llana Barber


Latino City explores the transformation of Lawrence, Massachusetts, into New England’s first Latino-majority city. Like many industrial cities, Lawrence entered a downward economic spiral in the decades after World War II due to deindustrialization and suburbanization. The arrival of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the late twentieth century brought new life to the struggling city, but settling in Lawrence was fraught with challenges. Facing hostility from their neighbors, exclusion from local governance, inadequate city services, and limited job prospects, Latinos fought ... More

Keywords: Latino, Urban, Immigration, Migration, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Suburbanization, Deindustrialization, Imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469631349
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631349.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Llana Barber, author
State University of New York College at Old Westbury