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Author Laslett, John H. M., author.

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

Publication Info. Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2015.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference    979.494 LAS    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    979.494 LAS    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    979.494 LAS    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    979.494 LAS    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xi, 218 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Chávez Ravine (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century.
Public housing -- California -- Los Angeles.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Hispanic American neighborhoods -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Land use -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social conditions.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780816500864 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
081650086X (pbk. ; alk. paper)

 
    
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