CaliforniaKevin starr By: Heather Vaught History 141
Chap.8 Through the Great Depression 1930s- The Great Depression came about in Southern California, especially is the bay area of San Francisco. 1870s- Family farms were built and required severe labor. This helped create jobs for many citizens. 1880s- A refrigerated railroad car helped develop California into an agricultural state. 1893- Another Depression struck the Nation. 1870s and 1890s represented a setback for labor movement. Teamsters Union held a city wide strike called the General Strike of 1901.
In the 1930s, the “strong-armed ones” program brought Mexican workers to California to harvest. This lasted until 1964.
Cesar Chaves founded the National Farm Workers Union in 1964.
Cesar joined the Filipino grape pickers and with them he led the huelga (strike).
California had a tendency to except low pay rates . Cesar and the huelga thought very differently.
Cesar had become a kind of saint during this time in California because he believed in a better way that would create and manage California as a whole.
Chap.12 forging a would society California was a state that meant ethnic diversity. During the Mexican Era, diversity between American, French, English and Russian settlers intensified. During the Gold Rush, diversity led people to flee to California. American California was founded on racial distinctions. 1871- a “Chinese must go” crusade held in Los Angeles. This led to the “White California” movement. By the 1900s, San Francisco had the most foreign born residents in the United States. 1990s- racial domestic tragedies and murders were acting out all over California. In 1965, racial watts riots were in Los Angeles county. These riots where mostly black versus white.