The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles

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  • Copyright: 3/15/2010
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
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Los Angeles is now known as a world city characterized by multiculturalism and globalization. Yet less than a century ago, its political leaders proudly proclaimed themselves white supremacists. In The Shifting Grounds of Race, Scott Kurashige highlights the role African Americans and Japanese Americans played in the social and political struggles that remade twentieth-century Los Angeles.

Author Biography

Scott Kurashige is associate professor of history, American culture, and Asian/Pacific Islander American studies at the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Constructing the Segregated Cityp. 13
Home Improvementp. 36
Racial Progress and Class Formationp. 64
In the Shadow of Warp. 91
Japanese American Internmentp. 108
The “Negro Victory” Movementp. 132
Bronzeville and Little Tokyop. 158
Toward a Model Minorityp. 186
Black Containmentp. 205
The Fight for Housing Integrationp. 232
From Integration to Multiculturalismp. 259
Conclusionp. 286
Abbreviationsp. 295
Notesp. 297
Acknowledgmentsp. 331
Indexp. 333
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