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Armando Ramirez, Pioneering Labor and Political Leader

Armando Ramirez was one of the most important Latino leaders in the US during the 1930s and 1940s. His career had an amazing trajectory and it is one of the great untold stories. I was writing a book based on … Continue reading

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Mexican Americans in Chicago began to engage in politics through their unions. Picture of Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee (PWOC) and Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) float in the 1940 Mexican Independence Day parade. Continue reading

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Clinton Jencks and Mexican American Miners in New Mexico

A bool review for James J. Lorence’s Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest. Jencks is credited for empowering subjugated Mexican American hard-rock miners in Grant County, New Mexico. Continue reading

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