Download PDF by Matt Garcia: A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of

By Matt Garcia

ISBN-10: 0807826588

ISBN-13: 9780807826584

ISBN-10: 0807849839

ISBN-13: 9780807849835

Tracing the background of intercultural fight and cooperation within the citrus belt of larger l. a., Matt Garcia explores the social and cultural forces that helped make town the expansive and varied city that it truly is today.

As the citrus-growing areas of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys in japanese la County multiplied throughout the early 20th century, the rural there built alongside segregated strains, basically among white landowners and Mexican and Asian workers. first and foremost, those groups have been sharply divided. yet l. a., not like different agricultural areas, observed vital possibilities for intercultural alternate strengthen round the arts and inside of multiethnic group teams. even if fostered in such casual settings as dance halls and theaters or in such formal organisations because the Intercultural Council of Claremont or the Southern California cohesion Leagues, those interethnic encounters shaped the foundation for political cooperation to handle exertions discrimination and resolve difficulties of residential and academic segregation. although intercultural collaborations weren't consistently winning, Garcia argues that they represent an incredible bankruptcy not just in Southern California's social and cultural improvement but additionally within the greater historical past of yankee race relations.

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