|Books, Caribbean/Latin America, Forthcoming Media, History, Mexico, Monographs on 2016-11-27 15:29Z by Steven|
University of California Press
Hardcover ISBN: 9780520291638
Verónica Castillo-Muñoz, Assistant Professor of History
University of California, Santa Barbara
The Other California is the story of working-class communities and how they constituted the racially and ethnically diverse social 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 multicultural society. Mixed-race families extended across national borders, forging new local communities, labor relations, and border politics.