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Master of Arts in Social Sciences
Lyon, Cherstin M.
Samuelson, Richard A.
Pytell, Timothy E.
The California citrus industry was the engine for the economic and cultural development of twentieth century Southern California. This thesis aims to contribute to the literature by focusing where possible, on the experiences of the small landholding "ranchers," who collectively held the power of the large landholders, and on the experiences of Mexican workers, who despite marginalization, pooled their economic and social resources, and persisted in place.
Shanta, David Gregory, "Shared spaces, separate lives: Community formation in the California citrus industry during the great depression" (2012). Theses Digitization Project. 4187.