Mexican American Baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles

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Mexican American Baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles pays homage to the teams, players, coaches, and umpires in Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice, West Los Angeles, and other surrounding communities who brought immeasurable respect and nonstop enjoyment to their loving families, unwavering fans, and pride-filled neighborhoods. From the 1920s to the present, baseball and softball have provided far-reaching educational opportunities, reaffirmed ethnic identity, restructured gender roles for women, promoted political self-determination, and developed economic autonomy. Games were exceptional times when Mexican Americans found safe haven from exhausting labor and blatant discrimination. These unparalleled photographs and significant stories spread extra light on the bountiful history of this distinctive region of Los Angeles.
ISBN: 9781467103312
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of Baseball
Images: 211
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Richard A. Santillán is professor emeritus of ethnic and women studies at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. Coauthors are Christopher Docter, San Fernando Valley historian; Alicia S. Stevens, Santa Monica native; Ray P. Serra Jr., Santa Monica historian; and Rebecca García-Prieto, Westside native and 1978 Culver City High School alumna.
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