The Integration of the Two Communities of Muscatine – The Anglos and the Hispanics

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Oral History

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Fall 10-1-2013


Rhetoric 0146


Matt Gilchrist


An exploration of how well-integrated the Hispanic community of Muscatine is with the rest of the city and whether or not more integration is necessary through interviews with the locals.

Muscatine, IA has a large Hispanic population. We were curious about how well-integrated the Hispanic community was with the rest of the city’s inhabitants. We went to Muscatine to interview members of the community, both Hispanic and Anglo, at a Catholic church that holds mass in Spanish and a Mexican restaurant. We found that there are differing opinions on how well-integrated the two communities are depending on the perspective of the speaker, and ended up wondering if we should really be focused on integration at all, or on celebration of differences.


215 West 8th Street, Muscatine, IA 52761


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