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The Resource East Los Angeles : history of a barrio, Ricardo Romo

East Los Angeles : history of a barrio, Ricardo Romo

Label
East Los Angeles : history of a barrio
Title
East Los Angeles
Title remainder
history of a barrio
Statement of responsibility
Ricardo Romo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Successfully debunks a number of misconceptions about the Mexicano experience in the United States. ... The story of the East Los Angeles barrio is not a pleasant one, although it does contain glimpses of a stubborn and resilient people determined to fight for their way of life."--Social Science Quarterly ". . . incisive and original ... a major contribution to urban history and the history of the Mexican-American people."--Rodolfo Acuna "Ricardo Romo has written a study of urban history from the bottom up ... Romo has told well the story of Mexicans in Los Angeles and their great contributions to southern California's cultural and economic development in the early twentieth century."--American Historical Review This 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. Ricardo Romo is associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.8/6872/079494
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F869.E18
LC item number
R65 1983
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
East Los Angeles : history of a barrio, Ricardo Romo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prelude to the barrio -- From homeland to barrio -- Creating the eastside barrio -- The "brown scare" -- Work and restlessness -- Reform, revival, and socialization -- Afterword : East Los Angeles since 1930
Control code
8589969
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 220 p.
Isbn
9780292720404
Lccn
82010891
Note
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Tom Zigal, 2017 (Access. No. 2017-118). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Tom Zigal, 10/22/85. Paperbound.
Label
East Los Angeles : history of a barrio, Ricardo Romo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prelude to the barrio -- From homeland to barrio -- Creating the eastside barrio -- The "brown scare" -- Work and restlessness -- Reform, revival, and socialization -- Afterword : East Los Angeles since 1930
Control code
8589969
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 220 p.
Isbn
9780292720404
Lccn
82010891
Note
  • Core title in Resources for College Libraries
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Tom Zigal, 2017 (Access. No. 2017-118). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Tom Zigal, 10/22/85. Paperbound.

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