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Other California: Land, Identity, and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands

Verónica Castillo-Muñoz

Abstract

This book documents the story of working-class communities and how they constituted the racially and ethnically diverse landscape of Baja California. Packed with new and transformative stories, the book examines the interplay of land reform and migratory labor on the peninsula from 1850 to 1954, as governments, foreign investors, and local communities shaped a vibrant and dynamic borderland alongside the booming cities of Tijuana, Mexicali, and Santa Rosalia. Migration and intermarriage between Mexican women and men from Asia, Europe, and the United States transformed Baja California into a mu ... More

Keywords: working class, community, Baja, California, migratory labor, land reform, migration, intermarriage, multicultural society, mixed race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520291638
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291638.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Verónica Castillo-Muñoz, author
University of California, Santa Barbara