Further Reading: The Eastside of L.A.

Interested in digging deeper into the history of the Eastside? Check out the resources below!

Acuña, Rudolfo. A Community under Siege: A Chronicle of Chicanos East of the Los Angeles River, 1945-1975. Los Angeles: UCLA Chicano Studies Center, 1980.

De León, Arnoldo and Richard Griswold del Castillo. North to Aztlán: A History of Mexican Americans in the United States. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 2006.

Diaz, David R. Barrio Urbanism: Chicanos, Planning, and American Cities. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2005.

Japanese American National Museum. Boyle Heights: The Power of Place. 2002.

Japanese American National Museum. Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2005.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, jgsla.org.

Romo, Ricardo. East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983.

Sanchez, George J. ““What's Good for Boyle Heights Is Good for the Jews": Creating Multiculturalism on the Eastside during the 1950s.” American Quarterly 56.3 (2004): 633-661.

Sánchez, George J. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Wild, Mark. Street Meeting: Multiethnic Neighborhoods in Early Twentieth-Century Los Angeles. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.