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The ideal Country Life: The Development of Citrus Suburbs in Southern California

Matt Garcia

in A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.6
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the development of citrus suburbs in Southern California. Focusing on the labor choices by citrus farmers, it considers how labor physically and culturally transformed the ... More


The “Colonia Complex” Revisited: Racial Hierarchies and Border Spaces in the Citrus Belt, 1917–1926

Matt Garcia

in A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.7
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As citrus communities flourished and services increased, labor shortages became prevalent immediately at the end of World War I. With a diverse labor pool that included Native Americans, Asians, and ... More


Friends of the Mexicans? Mexican Immigration and the Politics of Social Reform

Matt Garcia

in A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.9
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Due to western agriculture's dependence on Mexican labor, thousands of Mexican immigrants came to California and coloniasin the citrus belt expanded. As colonias grew in many Southern California ... More


Soly Sombra The Limits of Intercultural Activism in Post-Citrus Greater Los Angeles

Matt Garcia

in A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.14
Subject:
History, Cultural History

During the 1940s and 1950s, Americans began to participate in the struggles against discrimination and segregation of Mexican Americans and African Americans living in Southern California. This ... More


Introduction

Matt Garcia

in A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.5
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The expansion of citrus production in San Gabriel Valley and San Bernardino Valleys from 1900 to 1970 contributed to Los Angeles's economic growth and ascendancy. During the 1920s, this region, also ... More


A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Matt Garcia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Tracing the history of intercultural struggle and cooperation in the citrus belt of Greater Los Angeles, the author of this book explores the social and cultural forces that helped make the city the ... More


Epilogue

Matt Garcia

in A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.15
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book provides a history of the citrus industry in Southern California, the immigration and employment of Mexican and Asian laborers, and the development and transformation of the citrus belt. ... More


Memories of El Monte: Dance Halls and Youth Culture in Greater Los Angeles, 1950–1974

Matt Garcia

in A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.12
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the development of two multicultural dance halls in the citrus belt, Pomona's Rainbow Gardens and El Monte's American Legion Stadium. It describes how demographic and economic ... More


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