[Marxism] History of Los Angeles working class movements... any article suggestions

Michael Hoover hooverm at scc-fl.edu
Tue Apr 11 07:43:31 MDT 2006

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I am doing some research on the history of the LA working class movement and i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on things to read. I am a medical outreach worker but I am also a socialist and plan on using this information for a presentation in LA where I live. If anyone has any articles or books I can look up I woudl really appreciate it. I already have MIke Davis' City of Quartz and I found another on the by Perry and Perry but that only goes to 1941. 
If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

edward soja has written has some pretty good stuff on los angeles, 
last 2 chapters in his book _postmodern geographies_ are specifically 
about the city...

peter dreier has written a number of articles and co-written a couple of 
books: _the next los angeles: a century of struggle for a livable city_ 
& _up against the sprawl: public policy and the re-making of southern 

you might also check out:		
becky nicolaides, _my blue heaven: life and politics in the working-class 
suburbs of los angeles, 1920-1965_

rodolfo acuna, _anything but mexican: chicanos in contemporary los

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