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Author Perales, Monica.
Title Smeltertown : making and remembering a Southwest border community / Monica Perales.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2010]

Subject Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- History.
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- Biography.
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- Ethnic identity.
Working class -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- History.
Smelting -- Social aspects -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- History.
Community life -- Texas -- Smeltertown -- History.
Collective memory -- Texas -- Smeltertown.
Company towns -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Case studies.
Smeltertown (Tex.) -- History.
Smeltertown (Tex.) -- Biography.
Alt Name William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 333 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Making places -- Making a border city -- Creating Smeltertown -- pt. 2. Making identities -- We're just smelter people -- We were one hundred percent Mexican -- She was very American -- pt. 3. Remembering Smeltertown -- The demise of Smeltertown -- Epilogue: Finding Smeltertown.
Summary Nestled on the banks of the Rio Grande, at the heart of a railroad, mining, and smelting empire, Smeltertown was home to generations of ethnic Mexicans who labored at the American Smelting and Refining Company in El Paso, Texas. Using newspapers, personal archives, photographs, employee records, parish newsletters, and interviews with former residents, including her own relatives, Monica Perales unearths the history of this forgotten community.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780807899564 (electronic bk.)
0807899569 (electronic bk.)
9781469604985 (electronic bk.)
1469604981 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 682622938
Additional Format Print version: Perales, Monica. Smeltertown. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010 9780807834114 (DLC) 2010004479 (OCoLC)539075816