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A New Issue of Southern California Quarterly has been published

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The Historical Society of Southern California has published a new issue of Southern California Quarterly (Summer 2009, Vol. 91, No. 2).  The contents include the following three articles:

“Keeping Alive the Old Tradition”: Spanish-Mexican Club Women in Southern California, 1880-1940,” by Eileen V. Wallis;

“African-American Leisure Space in Santa Monica: the Beach Sometimes Known as the Inkwell, 1990s – 1960s,” by Alison Rose Jefferson; and

“Delano Diary: the Visual Adventure and Social Documentary Work of Jon Lewis, Photographer of the Delano, California Grape Strike, 1966-1970,” by Richard Steven Street.

There are also six book reviews:

Beebe and Senkewicz, Testimonios: Early California Through the Eyes of Women,
1815-1848
, by Jennifer Gurley;

Horsman, Feast or Famine: Food and Drink in American Westward Expansion, by
Patricia Cleary;

Round, The Impossible Land: Story and Place in California’s Imperial Valley, by
Erik Akenbernd;

Sanchez-Jankowski, Cracks in the Pavement: Social Change and Resilience in Poor
Neighborhoods
, by Elaine Lewinnek;

Griswold del Castillo, ed., Chicano San Diego: Cultural Space and the Struggle for
Justice
, by Jerry Gonzalez; and

Schrank, Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles, by Thomas W. Devine.

Southern California Quarterly is not published on-line, only in print, but it is well worth joining the Historical Society to receive a subscription to the journal. –Frank Gruber

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