edited by Amalia Pallares and Nilda Flores-Gonzalez
contributions by Nilda Flores-González, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, Elena R. Gutiérrez, Juan R Martinez, Sonia Oliva, Irma M Olmedo, Amalia Pallares, José Perales-Ramos, Leonard G Ramírez, Michael Rodríguez Muñiz, R. Stephen Warner, Frances R. Aparicio, José Antonio Arellano, Xóchitl Bada, David Bleeden, Ralph Cintrón, Stephen P Davis and Leon Fink
University of Illinois Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-0-252-05563-8 | Paper: 978-0-252-07716-6 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03529-6
Library of Congress Classification F548.9.S75M37 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.0468


Marcha is a multidisciplinary survey of the individuals, organizations, and institutions that have given shape and power to the contemporary immigrant rights movement in Chicago. A city with longstanding historic ties to immigrant activism, Chicago has been the scene of a precedent-setting immigrant rights mobilization in 2006 and subsequent mobilizations in 2007 and 2008.

Positing Chicago as a microcosm of the immigrant rights movement on national level, these essays plumb an extraordinarily rich set of data regarding recent immigrant rights activities, defining the cause as not just a local quest for citizenship rights, but a panethnic, transnational movement. The result is a timely volume likely to provoke debate and advance the national conversation about immigration in innovative ways.