Sunday, June 11, 2006

Gunkist Oranges

Just read Gustavo Arellano's piece in the OC Weekly on the 1936 naranjero strike in Orange County. In the introduction to Fool's Paradise: A Carey McWilliams Reader, Gray Brechin notes that McWilliams "peeled back the giddy and gaudy orange-crate label of official state history to reveal the disturbing reality of what California is and has been." Citing McWilliams but also offering a fuller picture of the strike and its suppression, Gustavo does a little peeling himself.



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