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Review of: The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles, by Scott Kurashige
Labor: Studies of Working-Class History of the Americas (2009)
  • Kevin Allen Leonard, Western Washington University
Abstract

Scott Kurashige’s ambitious new book challenges most of the historians who have published recent studies of racial discourse and politics in U.S. cities. Rejecting the Prevailing tendency to focus on black-white relations, Kurashige describes the struggles against housing and employment discrimination waged by both African Americans and Japanese Americans in Los Angeles. He also takes advantage of new scholarship that situates events in the United States in a global context. Throughout the book, Kurashige devotes some attention to the transnational dimensions of racial and class formation in Los Angeles.

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Publication Date
Fall 2009
Publisher Statement
Duke University Press doi: 10.1215/15476715-2009-015
Citation Information
Kevin Allen Leonard. "Review of: The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles, by Scott Kurashige" Labor: Studies of Working-Class History of the Americas Vol. 6 Iss. 3 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin_leonard/46/