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Author García, David G., 1969- author

Title Strategies of segregation : race, residence, and the struggle for educational equality / David G. García
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 276 pages)
Series American Crossroads ; 47
American crossroads ; 47
Contents The white architects of Mexican American education -- "Strictly in the capacity of servant" : interconnections between school and residential segregation -- "Obsessed" with segregation : designing a legacy of educational inequality -- The containment and undereducation of colonia children -- "Racial tension is nearing a boiling point" : school desegregation emerges as a common cause for Mexican and black communities -- Challenging "a systematic scheme of racial segregation" : Soria v. Oxnard School Board of Trustees
Summary "Strategies of Segregation unearths the ideological and structural architecture of enduring racial inequality within and beyond schools in Oxnard, California. In this meticulously researched narrative spanning from 1903 to 1974, David G. García excavates an extensive array of archival sources to expose a separate and unequal school system and its purposeful links with racially restrictive housing covenants. He recovers powerful oral accounts of Mexican Americans and African Americans who endured disparate treatment and protested discrimination. His analysis is skillfully woven into a compelling narrative that culminates in an examination of one of the nation's first desegregation cases filed jointly by Mexican American and Black plaintiffs. This transdisciplinary history advances our understanding of racism and community resistance across time and place."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Oxnard School District (Calif). Board of Trustees -- Trials, litigation, etc.
African Americans -- Education -- California -- Oxnard -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Political activity -- California -- Oxnard -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- Education -- California -- Oxnard -- History -- 20th century.
Mexicans -- Political activity -- California -- Oxnard -- 20th century.
Racism in education -- California -- Oxnard -- 20th century.
Racism -- California -- Oxnard -- 20th century.
School integration -- California -- Oxnard -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation in education -- California -- Oxnard -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017039459
ISBN 0520969170 (electronic book)
9780520969179 (electronic book)