Tag Archives: Cold War

Clinton Jencks and Mexican American Miners in New Mexico

A bool review for James J. Lorence’s Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest. Jencks is credited for empowering subjugated Mexican American hard-rock miners in Grant County, New Mexico. Continue reading

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Book Review: Bridges of Reform

Shana Bernstein’s Bridges of Reform: Interracial Civil Rights Activism in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles is reviewed. It includes a focus on the Community Service Organization. Continue reading

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Luisa Moreno’s 1949 Address to California CIO

Luisa Moreno was the highest profile Latina in the labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s. Facing deportation for her leftist views, she addressed the 1949 California CIO Council. Here speech is reprinted here. Continue reading

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