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The Zoot Suit Riots: The View from Washington

The Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles in June 1943 generated headlines in the nation’s capitol. The violence against young Mexican Americans created an international stir and could have undermined home front unity at a critical period in World War II. 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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Hispanic Americans and the Spanish Civil War

Hispanic Americans have received little if any mention in most accounts of the Spanish Civil War (1936–39). U.S. volunteers of Spanish, Cuban, and Puerto Rican heritage fought in the civil war, along with a smaller number of Mexican Americans. Continue reading

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