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Author Struthers, David M., author

Title The world in a city : multiethnic radicalism in early twentieth-century Los Angeles / David M Struthers
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 290 pages) : illustrations
Series The working class in American history
Working class in American history
Summary "A massive population shift transformed Los Angeles in the first decades of the twentieth century. Americans from across the country relocated to the city even as an unprecedented transnational migration brought people from Asia, Europe, and Mexico. Together, these newcomers forged a multiethnic alliance of anarchists, labor unions, and leftists dedicated to challenging capitalism, racism, and often the state. David M. Struthers draws on the anarchist concept of affinity to explore the radicalism of Los Angeles's interracial working class from 1900 to 1930. Uneven economic development created precarious employment and living conditions for laborers. The resulting worker mobility led to coalitions that, inevitably, remained short lived. As Struthers shows, affinity helps us understand how individual cooperative actions shaped and reshaped these alliances. It also reveals social practices of resistance that are often too unstructured or episodic for historians to capture. What emerges is an untold history of Los Angeles and a revolutionary movement that, through myriad successes and failures, produced powerful examples of racial cooperation"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 03, 2019)
Subject Intercultural communication -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century
Labor movement -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century
Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Radicalism -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Intercultural communication.
Labor movement.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
Race relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Social Classes.
California -- Los Angeles.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252051319 electronic book
9780252051319 electronic book