Reading Lists

Interested in learning more about our research projects? Looking for a reference to something I mentioned in class? This page hosts a set of reading lists that you may find helpful. Everything is sourced from my Zotero library. Some of these have direct links, others you will have to look up in a library catalog or other database.

History 146C: Lecture Mentions (History 146C/Labor Studies 188, Fall 2016)

Baptist, Edward E. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, 2014.
Barkan, Elazar. The Retreat of Scientific Racism: Changing Concepts of Race in Britain and the United States between the World Wars. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Barrett, James R., and David Roediger. “Inbetween Peoples: Race, Nationality and the ‘New Immigrant’ Working Class.” Journal of American Ethnic History 16, no. 3 (1997): 3–44.
Bodnar, John E. The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985.
Bogardus, Emory S. Immigration and Race Attitudes. New York: D.C. Heath, 1928.
Carbado, Devon W. “Yellow by Law.” California Law Review 97, no. 3 (2009): 633–92.
Conzen, Kathleen Neils, and David A. Gerber. “The Invention of Ethnicity: A Perspective from the U.S.A.” Journal of American Ethnic History 12, no. 1 (Fall 1992): 3.
Escobar, Edward J. “The Unintended Consequences of the Carceral State: Chicana/o Political Mobilization in Post–World War II America.” Journal of American History 102, no. 1 (June 1, 2015): 174–84.
Fahrmeir, Andreas, Olivier Faron, and Patrick Weil, eds. Migration Control in the North Atlantic World: The Evolution of State Practices in Europe and the United States from the French Revolution to the Inter-War Period. New York: Berghahn Books, 2003.
Gabaccia, Donna R. We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Food and the Making of Americans. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Gabaccia, Donna R. Italy’s Many Diasporas. London: UCL Press, 2000.
Handlin, Oscar. The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations That Made the American People. Boston: Little, Brown, 1951.
Hernandez, Kelly Lytle. Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 2010.
Hester, Torrie. “Deportability and the Carceral State.” Journal of American History 102, no. 1 (June 1, 2015): 141–51.
Higham, John. Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1925. 2nd ed. New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, 1992.
Hoerder, Dirk, and Christiane Harzig. The Immigrant Labor Press in North America, 1840s-1970s: An Annotated Bibliography. Bibliographies and Indexes in American History, no. 4, 7-8. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
Jacobson, Matthew Frye. Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995.
Jacobson, Matthew Frye. Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876-1917. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000.
Leon, Sharon. “‘Hopelessly Entangled in Nordic Pre-Suppositions’: Catholic Participation in the American Eugenics Society in the 1920s.” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 59, no. 1 (2004): 3–49.
Lichtenstein, Alex. “Flocatex and the Fiscal Limits of Mass Incarceration: Toward a New Political Economy of the Postwar Carceral State.” Journal of American History 102, no. 1 (June 1, 2015): 113–25.
Madley, Benjamin. “‘Unholy Traffic in Human Blood and Souls.’” Pacific Historical Review 83, no. 4 (November 1, 2014): 626–67.
Massey, Douglas S., Jorge Durand, and Karen A. Pren. “Why Border Enforcement Backfired.” American Journal of Sociology 121, no. 5 (March 1, 2016): 1557–1600.
McKeown, Adam. Melancholy Order: Asian Migration and the Globalization of Borders. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.
Mohl, Raymond A. “The Politics of Expulsion: A Short History of Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law, HB 56.” Journal of American Ethnic History 35, no. 3 (2016): 42–67.
Molina, Natalia. How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts. American Crossroads 38. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.
Molina, Natalia. Fit to Be Citizens?: Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939. American Crossroads 20. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
Molina, Natalia. How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts. Berkeley, UNITED STATES: University of California Press, 2014.
Orsi, Robert A. The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.
Ramírez, Catherine S. “Learning and Unlearning from Ethnic Studies.” American Quarterly 66, no. 4 (December 15, 2014): 1057–69.
Roediger, David R. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class. London; New York: Verso, 1991.
Sollors, Werner. The Invention of Ethnicity. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Sollors, Werner. Multilingual America: Transnationalism, Ethnicity, and the Languages of American Literature. New York: New York University Press, 1998.
Waldinger, Roger. The Cross-Border Connection, Immigrants, Emigrants, and Their Homelands. Boston: Harvard University Press, 2015.
Weise, Julie M. Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910, 2015.
Wong, Tom K. The Politics of Immigration: Partisanship, Demographic Change, and American National Identity, 2017.
Wong, Tom K. Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control, 2015.
“Historians and the Carceral State. Special Issue JAH - June 2015.” Accessed November 16, 2016.

Primary Source Collections at UCLA or Online

Wilding-Butler Division of Wilding, Inc. Why Braceros?, 1959.
“South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA).” Text. South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). Accessed October 24, 2016.
“Finding Aid for the Kelly Lytle-Hernandez Collection of Border Patrol Research Papers 1918-1990.” Accessed November 1, 2016.
“Finding Aid for the American GI Forum of California Papers 1960-2008.” Accessed November 1, 2016.
“Finding Aid for the Service Employees International Union, United Service Workers West Records, ca. 1935-2008.” Accessed March 5, 2015.
“Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Japanese American Internment, 1929-1956 Bulk 1942-1946.” Accessed November 1, 2016.
“Finding Aid for the Chicano Studies Research Center Internal Files 1970s - 1980s.” Accessed November 1, 2016.
“Survey of Race Relations.” Survey of Race Relations, Stanford University Libraries. Accessed November 1, 2016.
“Bracero History Archive | Home.” Accessed November 1, 2016.
“‘La Batalla Está Aquí’: The Chicana/o Movement in Los Angeles.” Accessed November 1, 2016.
“Making Waves: Filipino-American Activists in Los Angeles during the 1970s.” Accessed November 1, 2016.
“Mexican American Civil Rights Pioneers: Historical Roots of an Activist Generation.” Accessed November 1, 2016.
“Donde Haiga Un Trabajador Explotado, Ahí Estaré Yo: Justice for Janitors’ Workers, Organizers, and Allies.” Accessed November 1, 2016.,%20Ah%C3%AD%20Estar%C3%A9%20Yo:%20Justice%20for%20Janitors%27%20Workers,%20Organizers,%20and%20Allies.
“The Corrido and Immigration: ‘Goodbye, United States.’ The Strachwitz Frontera Collection.” Accessed November 2, 2016.
“Farmworker Movement Documentation Project - Primary Source Accounts by the UFW Volunteers.” Accessed November 16, 2016.
“Interview of Robin Cannon.” Accessed January 17, 2017.,%20Robin.
“Finding Aid for the Rosalio Muñoz Papers, 1938-2012.” Accessed January 23, 2017.
“A Summary View of the Rights of British America: Set Forth in Some Resolutions Intended for the Inspection of the Present Delegates of the People of Virginia, Now in Convention / by a Native, and Member of the House of Burgesses — Viewer — World Digital Library.” Accessed March 26, 2019.

Los Angeles Labor and Immigrant Worker History

Bacon, David. “Why Labor Needs to Organize and Defend the Rights of Immigrant Workers.” Accessed May 26, 2011.
Barnes, Julian E., and Tim Appenzeller. “Just Say No.” U.S. News & World Report 136, no. 13 (April 19, 2004): 16–16.
Chun, Jennifer Jihye. “Public Dramas and the Politics of Justice: Comparison of Janitors’ Union Struggles in South Korea and the United States.” Work and Occupations 32, no. 4 (November 1, 2005): 486–503.
Cobble, Dorothy Sue. “Organizing the Postindustrial Work Force: Lessons from the History of Waitress Unionism.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 44 (April 1991): 419-436`.
Cranford, Cynthia J. “‘It’s Time to Leave Machismo Behind!’ Challenging Gender Inequality in an Immigrant Union.” Gender and Society 21, no. 3 (June 1, 2007): 409–38.
Cranford, Cynthia. “Constructing Union Motherhood: Gender and Social Reproduction in the Los Angeles ‘Justice for Janitors’ Movement.” Qualitative Sociology 30, no. 4 (December 2007): 361–81.
De Paz, Jose. “Organizing Ourselves: Drywallers’ Strike Holds Lessons for the Future.” Accessed May 26, 2011.
Dreier, Peter. “Moving in the Labor Laane.” New Labor Forum (Sage Publications Inc.) 20, no. 3 (Fall 2011): 88–92.
Frank, Larry, and Kent Wong. “DYNAMIC POLITICAL MOBILIZATION: THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FEDERATION OF LABOR - Frank - 2004 - WorkingUSA - Wiley Online Library.” Accessed May 14, 2013.
Greenhouse, Steven. “The Fight for $15.37 an Hour.” New York Times, November 23, 2014.
Hubler, Shawn, and George White. “INS Accused of Blocking Probe of Sweatshops Labor: Agent Says Superiors Canceled 1991 Inquiry into Shops That May Have Used Forced Help. INS Says Investigation by Another Agency Found No Wrongdoing.: [Home Edition].” Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext). August 10, 1995, sec. Metro; PART-B; Metro Desk.
Meyerson, Harold. “The Red Sea: How the Janitors Won Their Strike.” LA Weekly, May 4, 2000.
Meyerson, Harold. “L.A. Story.” The American Prospect, August 6, 2013.
Meyerson, Harold. “The Architect.” L.A. Weekly, May 12, 2005.
Meyerson, Harold. “Enter the Janitors.” L.A. Weekly, April 12, 2000.
Milkman, Ruth. L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2006.
Milkman, Ruth. “Immigrant Workers and the Future of American Labor.” ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law 26, no. 2 (2011): 295–310.
Milkman, Ruth, and Veronica Terriquez. “‘We Are the Ones Who Are Out in Front’: Women’s Leadership in the Immigrant Rights Movement.” Feminist Studies 38, no. 3 (2012): 723–52.
Milkman, Ruth, Joshua Bloom, and Victor Narro, eds. Working for Justice: The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy. Ithaca: ILR Press/Cornell University Press, 2010.
Milkman, Ruth, Kent Wong, and Miguel Contreras. “L.A. Confidential: An Interview with Miguel Contreras.” New Labor Forum, no. 10 (2002): 52–61.
Murphy, Michael J. “Developing Communitites: The UAW and Community Unions in Los Angeles, 1965 1974.” Labor 6, no. 4 (December 1, 2009): 19–39.
Murphy, Michael J. “Autoworkers and the Globalizing World: Working Class Internationalism from Latin America to Deindustrializing America, 1960–1980.” Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2013.
Murray, Bobbi. “Living Wage Comes of Age.” Nation 273, no. 4 (July 23, 2001): 24–28.
Rodriguez, Gregory. “Is L.A. the Place for a Resurgent Union Movement?” Los Angeles Times, February 16, 1997.
Stansbury, Jeff. “L.A. Labor & the New Immigrants.” Labor Research Review 1, no. 13 (April 1, 1989).
Voss, Kim, and Michelle Williams. “The Local in the Global: Rethinking Social Movements in the New Millennium.” Democratization 19, no. 2 (April 1, 2012): 352–77.
Waldinger, Roger, Chris Erickson, Ruth Milkman, Daniel Mitchell, Abel Valenzuela, Kent Wong, and Maurice Zeitlin. “Helots No More: A Case Study of the Justice for Janitors Campaign in Los Angeles.” Working Paper. The Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies. Los Angeles: School of Public Policy and Social Research, UCLA, April 1996.
Women, UCLA Center for the Study of. “Women and Labor Bibliography.” EScholarship, February 15, 2012.
Wong, Kent, and Victor Narro. “Educating Immigrant Workers for Action.” Labor Studies Journal 32 (March 2007): 113–18.