Zoot Suit Riots: Los Angeles Erupts in Violence


Subject:
Correspondence , California: History , California: History by Place , Los Angeles & Environs , California: Law , Social Issues , Constitutional Law & Civil Liberties , Activism , California: Society & Social Issues , U.S. History , Hispanic Americans , Los Angeles , Cultural, Ethnic, & Social Groups , Prisons/Prisoners , Race Relations , Racial Profiling , Riots , Riots , History

Description:
Explores the 1943 Los Angeles riots, when "ethnic and racial tensions [between Anglos and Mexican-Americans] that had been building up over the years boiled over." Includes a timeline (1880s-1972), maps, letters of the Sleepy Lagoon defendants sent from San Quentin Prison, press depictions of the riot, information on related people and Zoot Suit culture, and a teacher's guide. Companion to the PBS American Experience program of same title (includes transcript). Available in English and Spanish.

Publisher:
PBS Online; WGBH

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/zoot/index.html


PID= res:lii-6313