Radicals in the Barrio: Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class

October 31, 2020
Radicals in the Barrio: Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class

Radicals in the Barrio uncovers a long and rich historyof political radicalism within the Mexican and Chicano workingclass in the United States. Chacón clearly and sympatheticallydocuments the ways that migratory workers carried with them radicalpolitical ideologies, new organizational models, and shared classexperience, as they crossed the border into southwestern barriosduring the first three decades of the twentieth-century.