East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio

East Los Angeles: History of a BarrioThis Is The Story Of The Largest Mexican American Community In The United States, The City Within A City Known As East Los Angeles How Did This Barrio Of Over One Million Men And Women Occupying An Area Greater Than Manhattan Or Washington D.C Come To Be Although Promoted Early In This Century As A Workers Paradise, Los Angeles Fared Poorly In Attracting European Immigrants And American Blue Collar Workers Wages Were Low, And These Workers Were Understandably Reluctant To Come To A City Which Was Also Troubled By Labor Strife Mexicans Made Up The Difference, Arriving In The City In Massive Numbers.Who These Mexicans Were And The Conditions That Caused Them To Leave Their Own Country Are Revealed In East Los Angeles The Author Examines How They Adjusted To Life In One Of The Fastest Growing Cities In The United States, How They Fared In This Country S Labor Market, And The Problems Of Segregation And Prejudice They Confronted. workmanlike But it is from 1983. A foundational book, really, in the effort to reclaim a history, where what little had been written had all but been erased Also a key book on the early history of East Los Angeles, this is great if you re looking for empirical data, a historical overview, or a summary of what had been written to date You can tell that this is a beginning, a book to open up the conversation, to start a research ball rolling on the history of the Californios, Mexicanos, Chicanos of East Los It s enough to get you excited to read , to dig into what the local papers were actually covering, what the pachucos were really all about and the racism of the riots, how in the hell the US government was able to deport over 100,000 people to Mexico and the how presence of such a large and vibrant community goes all but unnoticed in everything but the scare literature, with people like Fogels
Although this book is solid, filled with facts, and extremely informative, the title is misleading It s not about the neighborhoods and stories within the East LA community, it s about the social currents and eddies that led to the formation of the barrio called East LA But if you re looking for facts and statistics that nail down the concepts of discrimination, prejudice, nativism, assimilation, and Americanization that led

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  • Paperback
  • 232 pages
  • East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio
  • Richardo Romo
  • English
  • 26 January 2017
  • 9780292720411