Making Lemonade Out of Lemons by Jose M. Alamillo
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Making Lemonade Out of Lemons
By Jose M. Alamillo

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1880-1960

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Making Lemonade Out of Lemons by Jose M. Alamillo

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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, Jose Alamillo argues that Mexican Americans helped lay the groundwork for civil rights struggles and electoral campaigns in the post-World War II era.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252073250
ISBN-10: 0252073258
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 154mm x 18mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jose M. Alamillo

Jose Alamillo is an associate professor in the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies at Washington State University."

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