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Mexican Labor in the City of Angels, 1900-1950

This exhibit is a collection of documents that investigate the experience of the Mexican laborer in and around Los Angeles County in the first half of the twentieth century. It explores the general trends in attitudes held about and by Mexican and Mexican-American laborers in Los Angeles. By looking at sources from multiple perspectives, the "in-betweenness" of this community can be better examined. Specifically, this collection gathers sources from the elite educated community, the press and public, the government, and the laborers themselves to explore each aspect of liminality in a world itself in transition. How each group talked about and regarded Mexican laborers informs the nuanced attitudes of white Americans, Mexican-Americans, and Mexican natives during this period.

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