Seasoned Long Enough in Concentration

  title={Seasoned Long Enough in Concentration},
  author={Hillary Jenks},
  journal={Journal of Urban History},
  pages={30 - 6}
  • Hillary Jenks
  • Published 1 January 2014
  • History
  • Journal of Urban History
Communities of color in post–World War II California sought, with varying degrees of success, to participate in the suburban dream of upward mobility. In the process, they reshaped the physical and racial geography of metropolitan Los Angeles, creating places like “the first suburban Chinatown” and “the Mexican Beverly Hills.” In the South Bay, hub of the region’s aerospace economy, Japanese Americans and African Americans purchased homes and became civic leaders in the neighboring suburban… 
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