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