Citizens of the Past?: Olvera Street and the Construction of Race and Memory in 1930s Los Angeles

  title={Citizens of the Past?: Olvera Street and the Construction of Race and Memory in 1930s Los Angeles},
  author={Phoebe S. Kropp},
  journal={Radical History Review},
  pages={35 - 60}
Globalizing Migration Dialogue: A Model for Combining Innovative Pedagogy, Community-Service Learning, and Research
In this chapter, the authors examine how working with diverse international communities to explore migration history and experiences using oral history and community-service learning pedagogy as wellExpand
From Tortillas to Low-carb Wraps: Capitalism and Mexican Food in Los Angeles since the 1920s
Tortillas and products made from maize provided subsistence to early Mesoamerican civilizations, and are central to Mexican national identity, Latino/a communities, and the globalization of MexicanExpand
Shifra Goldman and David Alfaro Siqueiros’s América Tropical
This essay discusses activist and art historian Shifra Goldman and her essential role in preserving David Alfaro Siqueiros's mural América tropical, located on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles.Expand
In the Long Shadow of the Settler: On Israeli and U.S. Colonialisms
This forum discusses the comparative dimensions of settler colonialism in Israel and the U.S.-Mexico border region, including separation walls, issues of migration, and the control of movement,Expand
Public Art at the Global Crossroads: The Politics of Place in 1930s Los Angeles
The relationship of art to place is pronounced in Los Angeles, a world center for the production and projection of visual culture. The historical pursuit of a unifying civic identity grounded in bothExpand


City of quartz : excavating the future in Los Angeles
No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To detractors, LA is a sunlit mortuary where "you can rot without feeling it." To MikeExpand
Hale describes a similar relationship between race and history in the public memory of the segregated South, where “the segregation of time
  • [New York: Pantheon,
  • 1998
Many wests : place, culture & regional identity
What does it mean to live in the West today? Do people tend to identify with states, with regions or with the larger West? This book examines the development of regional identity in the AmericanExpand
A new significance : re-envisioning the history of the American West
In 1893, Frederick Jackson Turner published his revolutionary essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History." A century later, many of the country's most innovative scholars of WesternExpand
The New History in an Old Museum: Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg
"The New History in an Old Museum" is an exploration of 'historical truth' as presented at Colonial Williamsburg. More than a detailed history of a museum and tourist attraction, it examines theExpand
Anything But Mexican: Chicanos in Contemporary Los Angeles
This volume describes the realities facing Chicanos in contemporary Los Angeles: their history, demography, politics, economic issues and labour culture, institutions, gangs and gang violence, policeExpand
Mickey Mouse history and other essays on American memory
Introduction: Battlefields of Memory Section I 1. Visiting the Past: History Museums in the United States 2. Razor Ribbons, History Museums, and Civic Salvation 3. Boat People: Immigrant History atExpand