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Speaking American : language education and citizenship in twentieth-century Los Angeles / Zevi Gutfreund.

Author/Creator:
Gutfreund, Zevi (Zevi Moses), author.
Standardized Title:
Language education, race, and the remaking of American citizenship in Los Angeles, 1900-1968
Publication:
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2019]
Series:
Race and culture in the American West.
Race and culture in the American West ; volume 15
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 293 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Education, Bilingual -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Ethnic schools -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Mexican Americans -- Education -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Japanese Americans -- Education -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations.
Education, Bilingual.
Ethnic relations.
Ethnic schools.
Japanese Americans -- Education.
Mexican Americans -- Education.
California -- Los Angeles.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"The story of how Mexican and Japanese immigrants in Los Angeles used language learning as a vehicle to influence political and cultural debates about American citizenship throughout the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: the racial politics of language in Los Angeles
Making Americanization more than English instruction, 1900-1930
Language and citizenship restrictions, 1910-1940
Wartime patriotism tests for Japanese and Spanish speakers, 1941-1945
Language and the legal case for school desegregation, 1945-1953
Bilingual education as political mobilization, 1954-1967
The Bilingual Education Act and the East LA blowouts, 1968-1970
English-only politics and the rise of language immersion, 1971-1998
Epilogue: remaking language and citizenship in the twenty-first century.
Notes:
Revised and expanded version of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Los Angeles, 2013, titled Language education, race, and the remaking of American citizenship in Los Angeles, 1900-1968.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780806161860
0806161868
OCLC:
1051133906
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