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Author Castillo-Muñoz, Verónica, author

Title The other California : land, identity and politics on the Mexican borderlands / Verónica Castillo-Muñoz
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm.)
Series Western histories ; 9
Western histories ; 9
Contents Introduction: the Mexican borderlands -- Building the Mexican borderlands -- The making of Baja California's multicultural society -- Revolution, labor unions, and early movements for land reform in Baja California 1910-1930 -- "Land and liberty": conflict, land reform, and repatriation in the Mexicali Valley, 1930-1940 -- Mexicali's exceptionalism -- Conclusion: the "all Mexican" train
Summary "The Other California is the story of working-class communities and how they constituted the racially and ethnically diverse landscape of Baja California. Packed with new and transformative stories, the book examines the interplay of land reform and migratory labor on the peninsula from 1850 to 1954, as governments, foreign investors, and local communities shaped a vibrant and dynamic borderland alongside the booming cities of Tijuana, Mexicali, and Santa Rosalia. Migration and intermarriage between Mexican women and men from Asia, Europe, and the United States transformed Baja California into a multicultural society. Mixed-race families extended across national borders, forging new local communities, labor relations, and border politics"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Land reform -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula) -- History.
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- History.
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- Social conditions -- History.
Mexican-American Border Region -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520966724 (electronic bk.)
9780520966727 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)
(cloth : alk. paper)