The Zoot-Suit and Style Warfare


Subject:
Los Angeles & Environs , California: History , California: History by Place , Nonfiction by Genre , Activism , California: Society & Social Issues , Hispanic Americans , Los Angeles , Cultural, Ethnic, & Social Groups , History , Political Writing , Riots , Riots

Description:
This 1984 essay by Stuart Cosgrove explores the 1943 Los Angeles "Zoot-Suit Riots" and the social and political importance of the zoot-suit to Mexican-American youths ("pachucos") as "an emblem of ethnicity and a way of negotiating an identity." Originally published in the History Workshop Journal.

Creator:
Cosgrove, Stuart

Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution

Language:
English

Source:
http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/whole_cloth/u7sf/u7materials/cosgrove.html


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