Los Angeles, the summer of 1943. For ten days in June, Anglo servicemen and civilians clashed in the streets of the city with young Mexican Americans whose fingertip coats and pegged, draped trousers announced their rebellion. At their height, the riots involved several thousand men and women, fighting with fists, rocks, sticks, and sometimes ...
Los Angeles, the summer of 1943. For ten days in June, Anglo servicemen and civilians clashed in the streets of the city with young Mexican Americans whose fingertip coats and pegged, draped trousers announced their rebellion. At their height, the riots involved several thousand men and women, fighting with fists, rocks, sticks, and sometimes knives. In the end none were killed, few were seriously injured, and property damage was slight and yet, even today, the zoot-suit riots are remembered and hold emotional and symbolic significance for Mexican Americans and Anglos alike. The causes of the rioting were complex, as Mazón demonstrates in this illuminating analysis of their psychodynamics. Based in part on previously undisclosed FBI and military records, this engrossing study goes beyond sensational headlines and biased memories to provide an understanding of the zoot-suit riots in the context of both Mexican American and Anglo social history.
Very Good. 0292798032 Mazon, Mauricio. The Zoot-Suit Riots: The Psychology of Symbolic Annihilation. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1989. 163pp. Indexed. Illustrated. Bibliography. 8vo. Paperback. Book condition: Very good with lightly rubbed edges.
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Fair. University of Texas Press [Published date: 1988]. Soft cover, 163 pp. Fourth Paperback Printing, 1995. Fair/ NO dust jacket. glossy pink and black soft covers have bumping to edges and creasing to corners. Moderate overall rubbing and scratching with the color rubbed off along the edges and spine. Light spine creasing but binding is still nice and tight. Preface has jeavy pink and orange highlighting. But remainder of book is clean and unmarked. NOT Ex-library. NO remainder marks. An acceptable reading copy.
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