Coverart for item
The Resource Dallas's Little Mexico, Sol Villasana

Dallas's Little Mexico, Sol Villasana

Label
Dallas's Little Mexico
Title
Dallas's Little Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Sol Villasana
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
ittle Mexico was Dallas's earliest Mexican barrio. "Mexicanos" had lived in Dallas since the mid-19th century. The social displacement created by the Mexican Revolution of 1910, however, caused the emergence of a distinct and vibrant neighborhood on the edge of the city's downtown. This neighborhood consisted of modest homes, small businesses, churches, and schools, and further immigration from Mexico in the 1920s caused its population to boom. By the 1930s, Little Mexico's population had grown to over 15,000 people. The expanding city's construction projects, urban renewal plans, and land speculation by developers gradually began to dismantle Little Mexico. By the end of the 20th century, Little Mexico had all but disappeared, giving way to upscale high-rise residences and hotels, office towers of steel and glass, and the city's newest entertainment district. This book looks at Little Mexico's growth, zenith, demise, and its remarkable renaissance as a neighborhood
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.D219
LC item number
M5 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Images of America
Label
Dallas's Little Mexico, Sol Villasana
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings: railroads and revolution -- Social foundations: community life in the barrio -- Economic structure: from family shops to corporations -- Beginning of the end: World War II and urban renewal -- The death of the barrio: land grabs and gentrification -- Today: place, memory, and new growth
Control code
ocn679919857
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780738579795
Lccn
2010940821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)679919857
Label
Dallas's Little Mexico, Sol Villasana
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings: railroads and revolution -- Social foundations: community life in the barrio -- Economic structure: from family shops to corporations -- Beginning of the end: World War II and urban renewal -- The death of the barrio: land grabs and gentrification -- Today: place, memory, and new growth
Control code
ocn679919857
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780738579795
Lccn
2010940821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)679919857

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
Processing Feedback ...