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AHA member Mike Amezcua (Georgetown Univ.) has published Making Mexican Chicago: From Postwar Settlement to the Age of Gentrification (Univ. of Chicago Press). The book examines how the Windy City became a Mexican metropolis in the second half of the 20th century as Mexican Chicagoans used diverse strategies to fight the forces of segregation, economic predation, and gentrification in their struggle to achieve political power and control the fate of their neighborhoods.