Download e-book for kindle: A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of by Matt Garcia

By Matt Garcia

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

As the citrus-growing areas of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys in jap la County increased in the course of the early 20th century, the rural there built alongside segregated strains, basically among white landowners and Mexican and Asian employees. at first, those groups have been sharply divided. yet la, not like different agricultural areas, observed very important possibilities for intercultural alternate strengthen round the arts and inside of multiethnic neighborhood teams. no matter if fostered in such casual settings as dance halls and theaters or in such formal agencies because the Intercultural Council of Claremont or the Southern California harmony Leagues, those interethnic encounters shaped the foundation for political cooperation to handle exertions discrimination and remedy difficulties of residential and academic segregation. even though intercultural collaborations weren't consistently profitable, Garcia argues that they represent a massive bankruptcy not just in Southern California's social and cultural improvement but additionally within the better historical past of yank race relations.

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