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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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Labor History: Oil Workers
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The discovery of oil on Signal Hill, north of Long Beach in 1921, was part of an oil boom that opened up new job opportunities throughout southern California in both oil fields and refineries. Because the work was dirty and often dangerous, both oil well drilling and refining paid premium wages.
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Mexican American/Chicano History: Rancho Los Alamitos - Hotchkis Collection
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Rancho Los Alamitos is located on the boundary between Los Angeles and Orange counties in southern California. It's a portion of a Spanish land grant that, late in the nineteenth century, was purchased by members of the Bixby family who lived there and farmed the land. The ranch was surrounded by one of the riches...
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Women's History: Professionals and Entrepreneurs (Early Twentieth Century)
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By the early 20th century, women increasingly were entering into a variety of professions, including law, medicine and journalism although teaching and nursing still provided the most common options available to them. Although they had entered medicine in the 19th century, two hundred years later they still faced...
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Labor History: Individual Labor Activists
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This series is comprised of several individuals who were active in the labor movement and/or were participants in historic moments in labor history. In contrast to those included in the other labor history series, they are the sole narrators about the particular union(s) in which they were active and/or events in...
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Long Beach Area History: Signal Hill
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Oil was discovered on Signal Hill, north of the City of Long Beach, in 1921. Soon more wells were brought it and the field spread into the City. As more people moved into the area to work on the wells and the developments that followed them, people in pre-existing neighborhoods worried that the field's spread migh...
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Women's History: Rosie the Riveter Revisited
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The Rosie the Riveter Revisited project, funded by NEH Grant (RC 00019-80-1459) and Rockefeller Foundation Grant (GA HUM 7924 and 8139) grants, was designed to do just that, using the medium of oral history. A total of forty-four Los Angeles production workers and two Women's Counselors were interviewed for the pr...
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