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Author Castillo-Muñoz, Verónica, author.

Title The other California : land, identity and politics on the Mexican borderlands / Verónica Castillo-Muñoz.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource
Series Western histories ; 9
Western histories ; 9.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Subject Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- History.
Land reform -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula) -- History.
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- Social conditions -- History.
Mexican-American Border Region -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Castillo-Muñoz, Verónica. Other California. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] 9780520291638 0520291638 (DLC) 2016018249 (OCoLC)945950245
ISBN 9780520966727 (electronic bk.)
0520966724 (electronic bk.)
9780520291638 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520291638 (cloth ; alk. paper)