Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire (Images of Baseball) (Paperback)

Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire (Images of Baseball) By Richard A. Santillan, Mark A. Ocegueda, Terry A. Cannon Cover Image
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Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire celebrates the thriving culture of former teams from Pomona, Ontario, Cucamonga, Chino, Claremont, San Bernardino, Colton, Riverside, Corona, Beaumont, and the Coachella Valley. From the early 20th century through the 1950s, baseball diamonds in the Inland Empire provided unique opportunities for nurturing athletic and educational skills, ethnic identity, and political self-determination for Mexican Americans during an era of segregation. Legendary men's and women's teams--such as the Corona Athletics, San Bernardino's Mitla Caf , the Colton Mercuries, and Las Debs de Corona--served as an important means for Mexican American communities to examine civil and educational rights and offer valuable insight on social, cultural, and gender roles. These evocative photographs recall the often-neglected history of Mexican American barrio baseball clubs of the Inland Empire.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738593166
ISBN-10: 0738593168
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: May 7th, 2012
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of Baseball