La Sonorita: Survival of a Chicano Barrio

Foster, David William
October 2011
Confluencia;Fall2011, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p212
Academic Journal
The article presents a profile of the Chicano barrio of La Sonorita, a Mexican American community in Phoenix, Arizona founded in the late 19th century. Details are given charting the growth and development of Phoenix throughout the 20th century into the 21st, noting how such has affected the ethnic community. Comments are particularly given asserting the community is historical and culturally valuable, not a "slum" or product of "urban blight."


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