Beach Mexican: Assimilation and Identity in Redondo Beach

Beach Mexican: Assimilation and Identity in Redondo Beach

by Alex Moreno Areyan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609496616
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/23/2013
Series: American Heritage
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 884,679
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Alex Moreno Areyan is a retired human resources administrator whose books include Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and Mexican Americans in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach. When Areyan was young he spent several years as a migrant worker.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

1 Redondo Beach in the 1950s 15

2 I Enter the World with the Help of Altagracia 19

3 The Moreno Family and the Mexican 500 27

4 My First Encounter with Assimilation: Beryl Heights Elementary School 39

5 Las Piscas (The Pickings): My Life as a Migrant Farmworker 43

6 Beginning to Feel Assimilated: Hillcrest Junior High School 71

7 Navigating the Assimilation Maze: Redondo Union High School 77

8 College-First in My Family! 101

9 Life after College: Finding Love, Fatherhood and a Master's Degree and Becoming an Author 111

Epilogue 113

Bibliography 121

About the Author 123

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