From coveralls to zoot suits : the lives of Mexican American women on the World War II home front
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But even after the war, as Escobedo shows, Mexican American women had to continue challenging workplace inequities and confronting family and communal resistance to their broadening public presence. Highlighting seldom heard voices of the "Greatest Generation," Escobedo examines these contradictions within Mexican families and their communities, exploring the impact of youth culture, outside employment, and family relations on the lives of women whose home-front experiences and everyday life choices would fundamentally alter the history of a generation.
Mexican American women
-- Los Angeles
-- Social conditions
-- 20th century.
Mexican American women -- Employment -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- California -- Los Angeles.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- California -- Los Angeles.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- California -- Los Angeles.
|Publisher|| Chapel Hill :University of North Carolina Press,©2013.
xv, 229 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -213) and index.
|ISBN||9781469602059 (cloth : alk. paper)
1469602059 (cloth : alk. paper)