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Working to Play, Playing to Work: Mexican American Baseball and Labor in Southern California

Working to Play, Playing to Work: Mexican American Baseball and Labor in Southern California

Baseball enabled Mexican Americans to create connections that helped buoy working class communities, and even contributed to unionization efforts amid widespread discrimination.
'I Am a Dreamer': Dreaming of Education, the L.A. River, Health, Immigration Reform -- and Soccer

'I Am a Dreamer': Dreaming of Education, the L.A. River, Health, Immigration Reform -- and Soccer

Dayana Molina received "dreamer" status under the temporary federal program for young undocumented residents. She tells us about her dream status, and her community organizing work ...
Filing the Lane, Here and Abroad: Filipino American Identity and Basketball

Filing the Lane, Here and Abroad: Filipino American Identity and Basketball

At home in the U.S. and abroad, basketball continues to occupy a central place in Filipino American lives.
Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

For close observers, signs of a Japanese American presence are visible throughout the Crenshaw district.
Masculinity, Femininity, and Asian American Basketball in 20th Century California

Masculinity, Femininity, and Asian American Basketball in 20th Century California

Asian American basketball leagues have given shape to the unique histories of each ethnic group living under the flattening designation of "Asian American."
Diamonds Separated by Oceans: Baseball, Japanese Americans, and Southern California's Pacific Rim

Diamonds Separated by Oceans: Baseball, Japanese Americans, and Southern California's Pacific Rim

For Japanese Americans, baseball played a critical role in shaping an ethnic identity and promoting civil rights.
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