Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon Zoot Suits, Race, and Riot in Wartime L. A.

ISBN-10: 0807854948

ISBN-13: 9780807854945

Edition: 2003

Authors: Eduardo Obreg�n Pag�n

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The notorious 1942 "Sleepy Lagoon" murder trial in Los Angeles concluded with the conviction of seventeen young Mexican American men for the alleged gang slaying of fellow youth Jose Diaz. Just five months later, the so-called Zoot Suit Riot erupted, as white soldiers in the city attacked minority youths and burned their distinctive zoot suits. Eduardo Obregon Pagan here provides the first comprehensive social history of both the trial and the riot and argues that they resulted from a volatile mix of racial and social tensions that had long been simmering. In reconstructing the lives of the murder victim and those accused of the crime, Pagan contends that neither the convictions (which were based on little hard evidence) nor the ensuing riot arose simply from anti-Mexican sentiment. He demonstrates instead that a variety of pre-existing stresses, including demographic pressures, anxiety about nascent youth culture, and the war effort all contributed to the social tension and the eruption of violence. Moreover, he recovers a multidimensional picture of Los Angeles during World War II that incorporates the complex intersections of music, fashion, violence, race relations, and neighborhood activism. Drawing upon overlooked evidence, Pagan concludes by reconstructing the murder scene and proposes a compelling theory about what really happened the night of the murder.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 11/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Sleepy Lagoon Mystery
Make Noise Broken Windows
Introduction
Genealogy of a Crisis
The Life and Times of Jose Diaz
La Vida Dura
The People v. Zammora et al
Dangerous Fashion
The Significance of the Pachuco as a General Category and Conception
Shouting Curses on the Street
Wars of Resistance
Days of Riot
The Violent Poetry of the Times
Uneasy Truce
Epilogue: Who Killed Jose Diaz?
A Note on Terminology and Methodology
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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