Making Lemonade out of Lemons / Edition 1

Making Lemonade out of Lemons / Edition 1

by Jose Alamillo, Jon Gjerde, Vicki L. (Eds.) Ruiz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252073258

ISBN-13: 9780252073250

Pub. Date: 04/27/2006

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Out of the “lemons” handed to Mexican American workers in Corona, California—low pay, segregated schooling, inadequate housing, and racial discrimination—Mexican men and women made “lemonade” by transforming leisure spaces such as baseball games, parades, festivals, and churches into politicized spaces where workers voiced their

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Out of the “lemons” handed to Mexican American workers in Corona, California—low pay, segregated schooling, inadequate housing, and racial discrimination—Mexican men and women made “lemonade” by transforming leisure spaces such as baseball games, parades, festivals, and churches into politicized spaces where workers voiced their grievances, debated strategies for  advancement, and built solidarity. Using oral history interviews, extensive citrus company records, and his own experiences in Corona, José Alamillo argues that Mexican Americans helped lay the groundwork for civil rights struggles and electoral campaigns in the post-World War II era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252073250
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
04/27/2006
Series:
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
576,561
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Lemon capital of the world11
2Red, white, and greening of Corona33
3Saloons, pool halls, and bootlegging57
4Churches, movie theaters, and Cinco de Mayo fiestas78
5Baseball and sports clubs99
6Labor unionism and the 1941 strike123
7The struggle for civil rights142

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