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)
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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.
Bender, Daniel E., and Jana K. Lipman. Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism / Edited by Daniel E. Bender and Jana K. Lipman. Culture, Labor, History. New York: NYU Press, 2015.
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.
Flores, Lori A. Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the Making of the California Farmworker Movement. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.
Gabaccia, Donna R. Italy’s Many Diasporas. London: UCL Press, 2000.
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.
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.
Hirota, Hidetaka. Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy / Hidetaka Hirota. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017.
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.
Jones, Martha S. Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America / Martha S. Jones. Studies in Legal History. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Kraut, Julia Rose. “Denaturalization, Detention, Deportation, and Discretion.” In Threat of Dissent, 90–119. A History of Ideological Exclusion and Deportation in the United States. Harvard University Press, 2020. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv12sdv9z.7.
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.
Loza, Mireya. Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom. The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
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.
Martínez-Matsuda, Verónica. Migrant Citizenship: Race, Rights, and Reform in the U.S. Farm Labor Camp Program. Politics and Culture in Modern America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.
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. 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.
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.
Orsi, Robert A. The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.
Peck, Gunther. Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones and Immigrant Workers in the North American West, 1880-1930 / Gunther Peck. Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2000.
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.
Sánchez, George J. “Democracy in Trump’s America: Through the Looking Glass of Family Separation and the Undocumented.” Journal of American History 108, no. 2 (September 1, 2021): 255–69. https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaab121.
Sohi, Seema. Echoes of Mutiny: Race, Surveillance, and Indian Anticolonialism in North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376247.001.0001.
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.
Stein, Marc. “All the Immigrants Are Straight, All the Homosexuals Are Citizens, But Some of Us Are Queer Aliens: Genealogies of Legal Strategy in Boutilier v. INS.” Journal of American Ethnic History 29, no. 4 (2010): 45-. https://doi.org/10.5406/jamerethnhist.29.4.0045.
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.
Zimmer, Kenyon, and Cristina Salinas. Deportation in the Americas: Histories of Exclusion and Resistance / Edited by Kenyon Zimmer and Cristina Salinas ; Controbutors, Rachel Ida Buff [and Seven Others]. First edition. Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures ; Fifty-First. College Station: Published for the University of Texas at Arlington by Texas A & M University Press, 2018.
“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
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Kinzer, Stephen. “In Chicago, an Ambiguous Memorial to the Haymarket Attack.” The New York Times, September 15, 2004, sec. U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/15/us/in-chicago-an-ambiguous-memorial-to-the-haymarket-attack.html.
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). “South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA).” Text. 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/#c01-126.96.36.199.
“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/.
“Jack and Aiko Herzig Papers.” Accessed November 1, 2016. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8z324b4/?query=Japanese+American+Internment+Collection.
“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, Stanford University Libraries. “Survey of Race Relations.” Accessed November 1, 2016. https://library.stanford.edu/collections/survey-race-relations.
“‘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/.
“Making Democracy Matter: Identity and Activism in Los Angeles.” Accessed January 17, 2017. http://oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz001nf1zc&title=Making%20Democracy%20Matter:%20Identity%20and%20Activism%20in%20Los%20Angeles.
“Interview of Robin Cannon.” Accessed January 17, 2017. http://oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz002hj1g6&title=Cannon,%20Robin.
“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 Times. “Monument Honoring ‘braceros,’ Mexican Migrant Workers, Unveiled in Downtown L.A.,” September 30, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-29/migrants-bend-plaza-bracero-monument.
KTLA. “Monument Honoring ‘Braceros,’ Mexican Migrant Workers, Unveiled in Downtown L.A.,” September 30, 2019. https://ktla.com/news/local-news/monument-honoring-braceros-mexican-migrant-workers-unveiled-in-downtown-l-a/.
“Finding Aid for the Rosalio Muñoz Papers, 1938-2012.” Accessed January 23, 2017. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c86h4kkq/.
Los Angeles Labor and Immigrant Worker History
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Brodkin, Karen. Making Democracy Matter: Identity and Activism in Los Angeles. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2007.
Glass, Fred. From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2016.
Laslett, John H. M. Sunshine Was Never Enough: Los Angeles Workers, 1880-2010. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.
Luce, Stephanie, Jennifer Luff, Joseph Anthony McCartin, and Ruth Milkman, eds. What Works for Workers? Public Policies and Innovative Strategies for Low-Wage Workers. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2014.
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. “The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy: A New Model for American Liberalism?” The American Prospect, August 6, 2013. http://beyondchron.org/the-los-angeles-alliance-for-a-new-economy-a-new-model-for-american-liberalism/.
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.
Murray, Bobbi. “Living Wage Comes of Age. An Increasingly Sophisticated Movement Has Put Opponents on the Defensive.” Nation 273, no. 4 (July 23, 2001): 24–28. https://www.thenation.com/article/living-wage-comes-age/.
Narro, Victor. “Si Se Puede - Immigrant Workers and the Transformation of the Los Angles Labor and Worker Center Movements Symposium: Immigrant’s Rights: From Global to Local.” Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal 1 (2009 2008): 65–106. https://heinonline.org/HOL/P?h=hein.journals/lapubinl1&i=69.
Soldatenko, Gutierrez Maria A. de. “International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union Labor Organizers: Chicana and Latina Leadership in the Los Angeles Garment Industry.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 23, no. 1 (April 2002): 46–66. https://doi.org/10.1353/fro.2002.0013.
Struthers, David. The World in a City: Multi-Ethnic Radicalism in Early 20th Century Los Angeles. University of Illinois Press. Accessed December 6, 2020. https://muse.jhu.edu/book/65968/.
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.” In Organizing to Win: New Research on Union Strategies, edited by Kate Bronfenbrenner, 102–19. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998.
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.
Zepeda-Millán, Chris. Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.