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Asian Americans: South Bay/Los Angeles Nisei
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When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Issei (first generation immigrants) and their Nisei children were well established in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Some raised fruit, vegetables and flowers on undeveloped land that they rented or farmed as sharecroppers. Others formed cooperatives or corporations to...
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Long Beach Area History: Responses to Subsidence and the Tidelands Controversy
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In the late 1930s, oil was discovered under Long Beach harbor. Its production helped Long Beach recover from the Depression and provided revenue to support expansion and modernization of the harbor as well as enriching individuals who owned land in the area. As a result when land near the oil field began to sink,...
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Mexican American/Chicano History: The Mexican Revolution
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(In Spanish) The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 and opponents of the regime of Porfirio Diaz organized in various parts of the country to fight, first against the Mexican Army, and later among themselves for control of the country and its government. In northern Mexico, adjacent to the United States, the various...
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Musical Development in Southern California: Jazz Composers, Arrangers and Performers
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The Hollywood film and recording studios served as a magnet, attracting many talented jazz and commercial musicians to Los Angeles. Yet, little is known of the role that Los Angeles played in the development of jazz, especially the early extension of New Orleans, Chicago and Kansas City jazz. For example, Paul Whi...
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Women's History: Welfare Mothers, Welfare Rights
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The welfare mothers movement in Los Angeles can be traced to 1963 and the founding of the ANC Mothers Anonymous of Watts. Initially it had little connection with the larger women's movement, and its members did not view themselves as part of that movement.
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Women's History: Women's Lives, Women's Work, 1900-1960
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This series is comprised of a range of women whose work and lives are not easily classified. With only one exception, they constitute a cohort born in the period from 1885 to 1900, and although they all eventually ended up in southern California, their work, family and community lives often played out elsewhere. L...
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Labor History: Desegregating Unions during WWII
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While CIO unions were committed to organizing all workers, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender, and had a relatively good record on civil rights, most AFL craft unions engaged in a variety of discriminatory practices. Consequently, although the expanded job market resulting from the wartime industrial boom in...
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Labor History: Furniture Workers
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Mexicans first gained employment in the furniture industry in the late 1910s. While it is unclear whether they were primarily U.S. citizens or immigrants, it is clear that they were often restricted to low-paying, undesirable jobs. By 1925, when Los Angeles had become the nation's fourth largest furniture manufact...
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Labor History: Garment Workers
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Starting in the early 20th century, women worked in both men's and women's garment manufacturing, and were members of the unions that eventually represented these two industries. The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America represented the workers in the men's clothing industry and aligned immediately with the newl...
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Long Beach Area History: Petroleum Entrepreneurs
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The development of southern California oil fields in the 1920s attracted people from all over the country who were hoping to strike it rich. Although most of them didn't, some became successful by supplying equipment to drillers, buying and selling petroleum products and drilling wells for speculators.
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