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Fit to be citizens? : public health and race in Los Angeles, 1879-1939

Author: Natalia Molina
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Series: American crossroads, 20.
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"Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Fit to Be Citizens? demonstrates how both science and public health shaped the meaning of race in the early twentieth century. Through a careful examination of the experiences of Mexican, Japanese, and Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, Natalia Molina illustrates the many ways local health officials used complexly constructed concerns about public health to demean,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Natalia Molina
ISBN: 0520246489 9780520246485 0520246497 9780520246492
OCLC Number: 60650961
Description: xiv, 279 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Interlopers in the land of sunshine : Chinese disease carriers, launderers, and vegetable peddlers --
Caught between discourses of disease, health, and nation : public health attitudes toward Japanese and Mexican laborers in progressive-era Los Angeles --
Institutionalizing public health in ethnic Los Angeles in the 1920s --
"We can no longer ignore the problem of the Mexican" : depression-era public health policies in Los Angeles --
The fight for "health, morality, and decent living standards" : Mexican Americans and the struggle for public housing in 1930s Los Angeles --
Epilogue : genealogies of racial discourses and practices.
Series Title: American crossroads, 20.
Responsibility: Natalia Molina.
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Shows how science and public health shaped the meaning of race in the early twentieth century. Examining the experiences of Mexican, Japanese, and Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, this book  Read more...

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"Fit to Be Citizens is tightly organized, crisply and clearly argued, and beautifully written throughout. Molina paints a vivid portrait of an understudied dimension of southern California social Read more...

 
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Great Topic, Glaring Omissions, Unclear References

by robert_borneman (WorldCat user published 2009-02-01) Fair Permalink

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Molina has picked a worthy topic for exploration.  However, failing to establish a clear methodology for historical investigation, and through systemically flawed citation, Molina undermines...
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