Laslett, John H. M.,

Shameful victory : the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Red Scare, and the hidden history of Chavez Ravine / John H.M. Laslett. - Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2015. - 1 online resource. - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Building a unique barrio -- Mexicans on the hilltop : gaining a foothold, 1830-1929 -- Prelude to a crisis : race, patriotism, and public housing in depression and war, 1929-1949 -- Public housing, evictions, and the impact of the Red Scare -- Struggling to keep our homes : the evictions crisis, 1950-1952 -- Political consequences : the defeat of public housing and the triumph of corporate modernism, 1950-1953 -- Building Dodger Stadium -- L.A. pursues the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1957-1959 -- Dodger success and the history of minority displacement in Los Angeles, 1870-1990 -- Chavez Ravine in the light of subsequent history -- Have LA's urban renewal policies been adequately reformed? -- Chavez Ravine's cultural legacy.

"The book offers a history of Chavez Ravine with special attention to the period after World War II to the early 1960s, studying Los Angeles and its political structure, the contractions in policies around public housing, the impact on Mexican Americans, and the building of Dodger Stadium and the arrival of the team to Chavez Ravine"--Provided by publisher.

9780816532353 0816532354

823280 MIL 22573/ctt1811njm JSTOR


Mexican Americans--Social conditions.--California--Los Angeles
Public housing--California--Los Angeles.

F869.L86 / C438 2015

979.4/94