   The Great Depression hit California later
    than the rest of the country because of
    the state's diversified agri...
   During the course of a strike for the
    metal trades, the headquarters of the
    Times was bombed on the morning
  ...
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California: A History
By: Kevin Starr
Ch. 8: Making it Happen

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California (Week 2)

  1. 1.  The Great Depression hit California later than the rest of the country because of the state's diversified agricultural, industrial, entertainment, tourist, and service sectors.  Those residents who remained in the service economy during this time did extremely well.  In the 1860s, the unionist movement gained strength, and set the stage for violence and turmoil in the 1870's.  The Chinese immigrants were seen as a special threat.  On May 4, 1886, during a rally for an eight-hour workday, a bomb exploded.  In 1893 the labor movement experienced a setback when a depression struck.  A citywide San Francisco labor council was organized in December 1892
  2. 2.  During the course of a strike for the metal trades, the headquarters of the Times was bombed on the morning of October 1, 1910.  This severely impeded the union movement in Los Angeles for the next quarter of a century.  On April 30, 1919, the Criminal Syndicalism Act was passed ◦ It was made a felony punishable by 1- 14 years in prison to in any way advocate violence as a means of trying to accomplish a change in industrial ownership or control effecting any political changes.  In 1927 the Mexican American field workers organized the Confederation of Mexican Workers.  It was a Union.  The organization submitted a list of demands for wages and working conditions in May 1928

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