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Pots of Promise

Mexicans and Pottery at Hull-House, 1920-40. Latinos in Chicago and Midwest

Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Baltimore, United States
Published: 15th Apr 2004
Dimensions: w 216mm h 279mm d 13mm
Weight: 685g
ISBN-10: 0252071972
ISBN-13: 9780252071973
Barcode No: 9780252071973
Synopsis
Exploring the untold stories of Hull-House arts programs in the 1920s and 1930s and the pottery program at the commercial Hull-House Kilns, Pots of Promise also addresses the story of Mexicans in Chicago and the history of Hull-House in the years when Jane Addams increasingly turned her attention beyond the settlement house she had co-founded. This book is the first on the Hull-House Kilns; it examines Mexicans in the Hull-House colonia, Chicago's largest Mexican settlement. Pots of Promise includes 131 color and black-and-white photographs, many of them previously unpublished, and four essays: "Bringing Art to Life: The Practice of Art at Hull-House" by Peggy Glowacki; "Incorporating Reform and Religion: Mexican Immigrants, Hull-House, and the Church" by David A. Badillo; "Shaping Clay, Shaping Lives: The Hull-House Kilns" by Cheryl R. Ganz; and "Forging a Mexican National Identity in Chicago: Mexican Migrants and Hull-House" by Rick A. Lopez.

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