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. http://www.jstor.org/stable/27502194.
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. http://books.google.com/books?id=mUGOAAAAMAAJ.
Carbado, Devon W. “Yellow by Law.” California Law Review 97, no. 3 (2009): 633–92. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20677892.
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. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=9701092213&site=ehost-live.
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jav312.
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. http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3300294.
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jav230.
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. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_the_history_of_medicine_and_allied_sciences/v059/59.1leon.html.
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jav308.
Madley, Benjamin. “‘Unholy Traffic in Human Blood and Souls.’” Pacific Historical Review 83, no. 4 (November 1, 2014): 626–67. https://doi.org/10.1525/phr.2014.83.4.626.
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. https://doi.org/10.1086/684200.
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. https://doi.org/10.5406/jamerethnhist.35.3.0042.
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. http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ucla/detail.action?docID=1463630.
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. https://doi.org/10.1353/aq.2014.0069.
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. https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/430598.
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. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=966178.
“Historians and the Carceral State. Special Issue JAH - June 2015.” Accessed November 16, 2016. http://archive.oah.org/issues/issues/1021/index.html.

Primary Source Collections at UCLA or Online

Wilding-Butler Division of Wilding, Inc. Why Braceros?, 1959. http://archive.org/details/0737_Why_Braceros_23_08_31_00.
“South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA).” Text. South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). Accessed October 24, 2016. http://www.saadigitalarchive.org.
“Finding Aid for the Kelly Lytle-Hernandez Collection of Border Patrol Research Papers 1918-1990.” Accessed November 1, 2016. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt2779r5kv/dsc/#c01-1.2.9.2.
“Finding Aid for the American GI Forum of California Papers 1960-2008.” Accessed November 1, 2016. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt7m3nf6jr/.
“Finding Aid for the Service Employees International Union, United Service Workers West Records, ca. 1935-2008.” Accessed March 5, 2015. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c84b30md/entire_text/.
“Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Japanese American Internment, 1929-1956 Bulk 1942-1946.” Accessed November 1, 2016. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf867nb5b5/.
“Finding Aid for the Chicano Studies Research Center Internal Files 1970s - 1980s.” Accessed November 1, 2016. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt6m3nd4j1/.
“Survey of Race Relations.” Survey of Race Relations, Stanford University Libraries. Accessed November 1, 2016. https://library.stanford.edu/collections/survey-race-relations.
“Bracero History Archive | Home.” Accessed November 1, 2016. http://braceroarchive.org/.
“‘La Batalla Está Aquí’: The Chicana/o Movement in Los Angeles.” Accessed November 1, 2016. http://oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz0026v3zq&title=.
“Making Waves: Filipino-American Activists in Los Angeles during the 1970s.” Accessed November 1, 2016. http://oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz00293f0f&title=Making%20Waves:%20Filipino-American%20Activists%20in%20Los%20Angeles%20during%20the%201970s.
“Mexican American Civil Rights Pioneers: Historical Roots of an Activist Generation.” Accessed November 1, 2016. http://oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz000smx3h&title=Mexican%20American%20Civil%20Rights%20Pioneers:%20Historical%20Roots%20of%20an%20Activist%20Generation.
“Donde Haiga Un Trabajador Explotado, Ahí Estaré Yo: Justice for Janitors’ Workers, Organizers, and Allies.” Accessed November 1, 2016. http://oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz002b0jrb&title=Donde%20Haiga%20un%20Trabajador%20Explotado,%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. http://frontera.library.ucla.edu/.
“Farmworker Movement Documentation Project - Primary Source Accounts by the UFW Volunteers.” Accessed November 16, 2016. https://libraries.ucsd.edu/farmworkermovement/.
“Interview of Robin Cannon.” Accessed January 17, 2017. http://oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz002hj1g6&title=Cannon,%20Robin.
“Finding Aid for the Rosalio Muñoz Papers, 1938-2012.” Accessed January 23, 2017. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c86h4kkq/.
“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. https://www.wdl.org/en/item/117/view/1/7/.

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. http://dbacon.igc.org/Imgrants/26WhyLaborNeedsToDefend.htm.
Barnes, Julian E., and Tim Appenzeller. “Just Say No.” U.S. News & World Report 136, no. 13 (April 19, 2004): 16–16. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=12809987&site=ehost-live.
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0730888405278950.
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`. http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/ialrr44&id=421&div=&collection=journals.
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. http://www.jstor.org/stable/27640976.
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11133-007-9080-y.
De Paz, Jose. “Organizing Ourselves: Drywallers’ Strike Holds Lessons for the Future.” Accessed May 26, 2011. http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/lrr/vol1/iss20/12/.
Dreier, Peter. “Moving in the Labor Laane.” New Labor Forum (Sage Publications Inc.) 20, no. 3 (Fall 2011): 88–92. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=64447062&site=ehost-live.
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. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-4580.2004.00010.x/full.
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. http://search.proquest.com/latimes/docview/293271832/abstract/A8253F6BB5B461EPQ/5.
Meyerson, Harold. “The Red Sea: How the Janitors Won Their Strike.” LA Weekly, May 4, 2000. http://www.laweekly.com/content/printVersion/32152/.
Meyerson, Harold. “L.A. Story.” The American Prospect, August 6, 2013. http://prospect.org/article/la-story-0.
Meyerson, Harold. “The Architect.” L.A. Weekly, May 12, 2005. https://www.laweekly.com/news/the-architect-2139950.
Meyerson, Harold. “Enter the Janitors.” L.A. Weekly, April 12, 2000. https://www.laweekly.com/news/enter-the-janitors-2131910.
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. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41320579.
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. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23720205.
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. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40342341.
Murphy, Michael J. “Developing Communitites: The UAW and Community Unions in Los Angeles, 1965 1974.” Labor 6, no. 4 (December 1, 2009): 19–39. https://doi.org/10.1215/15476715-2009-029.
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. https://search.proquest.com/pqdtglobal/docview/1443861518/abstract/2C3C11CBA0BC432FPQ/1.
Murray, Bobbi. “Living Wage Comes of Age.” Nation 273, no. 4 (July 23, 2001): 24–28. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=5047511&site=ehost-live.
Rodriguez, Gregory. “Is L.A. the Place for a Resurgent Union Movement?” Los Angeles Times, February 16, 1997. http://articles.latimes.com/1997-02-16/opinion/op-29237_1_immigrant-workers.
Stansbury, Jeff. “L.A. Labor & the New Immigrants.” Labor Research Review 1, no. 13 (April 1, 1989). http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/lrr/vol1/iss13/8.
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2011.605994.
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. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/15z8f64h#page-1.
Women, UCLA Center for the Study of. “Women and Labor Bibliography.” EScholarship, February 15, 2012. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/50v1218j.
Wong, Kent, and Victor Narro. “Educating Immigrant Workers for Action.” Labor Studies Journal 32 (March 2007): 113–18. http://lsj.sagepub.com/content/32/1/113.