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Chicago Latinos at Work (Images of America) by Wilfredo Cruz

By Wilfredo Cruz

The Latino neighborhood of Chicago is a wealthy ethnic tapestry, no longer a monolithic staff. Latinos have had a presence in Chicago because the early 1900s and got here looking a greater lifestyles for themselves and their young children. As early as 1916, a large variety of Mexicans settled in Chicago to plant roots and safe a foothold within the city's heavy industries. Puerto Ricans first got here to town within the overdue Nineteen Forties, their migration to the town peaking throughout the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties. In next a long time, different Latino teams, like Cubans, Guatemalans, and Salvadorans, arrived and known as Chicago their domestic. They too immigrated to Chicago looking paintings. because the 2000 U.S. census, there at the moment are over a million Latinos in Chicago. Latinos unquestionably form the nature of the town, together with its politics, its neighborhoods, and its economic climate. Chicago Latinos at paintings places a face at the Latino employee in Chicago. It exhibits some of the jobs they've got held long ago and proceed to carry within the present.

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