Mexicans in Phoenix (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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Phoenix's Mexican American community dates back to the founding of the city in 1868. From these earliest days, Phoenicians of Mexican descent actively participated in the city's economic and cultural development, while also fiercely preserving their culture and heritage in the thriving barrios, by establishing their own businesses and churches. In 1886, Henry Garfias became the first member of the Mexican community to be elected a city official. The 20th century saw the creation of organizations, such as La Liga Protectora and Sociedad Zaragoza, that gave a stronger political voice to the underrepresented Mexican population. In 1953, another member of the Mexican community, Adam Diaz, was elected to city council. As the century progressed, the Mexican American population grew and expanded into several areas of Phoenix, and today the substantial community is flourishing.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738548302
ISBN-10: 0738548308
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: January 16th, 2008
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
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