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Shameful victory : the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Red Scare, and the hidden history of Chavez Ravine / John H.M. Laslett.

By: Laslett, John H. M [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780816532353; 0816532354.Subject(s): Mexican Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions | Public housing -- California -- Los AngelesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Shameful victory.DDC classification: 979.4/94 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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.
Summary: "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.
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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.

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John H. M. Laslett is a research professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of many books, including most recently Sunshine Was Never Enough, 1880-2010 , which won the Gold Shield prize for the best book on California history in 2012 from the Commonwealth Club of Francisco. Laslett's research focuses on U.S. history, American labor and social movements, minority immigration, and Euro-American history.

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