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A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Matt Garcia


Tracing the history of intercultural struggle and cooperation in the citrus belt of Greater Los Angeles, the author of this book explores the social and cultural forces that helped make the city the expansive and diverse metropolis that it is today. As the citrus-growing regions of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys in eastern Los Angeles County expanded during the early twentieth century, the agricultural industry there developed along segregated lines, primarily between white landowners and Mexican and Asian laborers. Initially, these communities were sharply divided. But Los Angeles, unlike ... More

Keywords: citrus belt, white landowners, agricultural industry, Asian laborers, intercultural exchange, arts, community groups, dance halls, labor discrimination, educational segregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780807826584
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807898932_garcia


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matt Garcia, author