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Author Pagán, Eduardo Obregón, 1960-

Title Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon : Zoot suits, race, and riot in wartime L.A. / Eduardo Obregón Pagán
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 313 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Acknowledgments; Prologue: The Sleepy Lagoon Mystery; PART I: MAKE NOISE BROKEN WINDOWS; PART II: LA VIDA DURA; PART III: SHOUTING CURSES ON THE STREET; PART IV: THE VIOLENT POETRY OF THE TIMES; Epilogue: Who Killed José Díaz?; Appendix: A Note on Terminology and Methodology; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary An exploration of the notorious 1942 "Sleepy Lagoon" murder trial in Los Angeles and the ensuing Zoot Suit Riot. The author offers a social history of both the trial and the riot and argues that they resulted from a volatile mix of racial and social tensions that had long been simmering
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-304) and index
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Subject Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Sleepy Lagoon Trial, Los Angeles, Calif., 1942-1943.
Violence -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects.
World War, 1939-1945 -- California -- Los Angeles.
Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Race relations.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
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Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003048891
ISBN 0807828262 (alk. paper)
0807854948 (paper ; alk. paper)
0807862096 (electronic bk.)
9780807828267 (alk. paper)
9780807854945 (paper ; alk. paper)
9780807862094 (electronic bk.)