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Author García, Matt, author

Title A world of its own : race, labor, and citrus in the making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900-1970 / Matt García
Published Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, [2001]
©2001
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 330 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies in rural culture
Studies in rural culture.
Contents The ideal country life : the development of citrus suburbs in southern California -- The "colonia complex" revisited : racial hierarchies and border spaces in the citrus belt, 1917-1926 -- Friends of the Mexicans? Mexican immigration and the politics of social reform -- Just put on that Padua Hills smile : the Mexican Players and the Padua Hills Theatre, 1931-1974 -- Citrus in the war years : gender, citizenship, and labor, 1940-1964 -- Memories of El Monte : dance halls and youth culture in greater Los Angeles, 1950-1974 -- Sol y sombra : the limits of intercultural activism in post-citrus greater Los Angeles
Summary Tracing the history of intercultural struggle and cooperation in the citrus belt of Greater Los Angeles, Matt Garcia explores the social and cultural forces that helped make the city the expansive and diverse metropolis that it is today. Unlike other agricultural regions, Los Angeles saw important opportunities for intercultural exchange develop around the arts and within multi-ethnic community groups; these inter-ethnic encounters formed the basis for political cooperation to address labour discrimination and solve problems of residential and educational segregation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references ([305]-321) and index
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Subject Agricultural laborers -- California -- Los Angeles Region -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Citrus fruit industry -- Social aspects -- California -- Los Angeles Region -- History -- 20th century
Community development -- California -- Los Angeles Region -- History -- 20th century
Intercultural communication -- California -- Los Angeles Region -- History -- 20th century
Mexican Americans -- California -- Los Angeles Region -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Whites -- California -- Los Angeles Region -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Los Angeles Region (Calif.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Los Angeles Region (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations
Los Angeles Region (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001035879
ISBN 0807898937 (electronic bk.)
1469604442 (electronic bk.)
9780807898932 (electronic bk.)
9781469604442 (electronic bk.)