Answered By: Donald Page
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2016     Views: 405

Use instead the term "Bum Blockade," the illegal attempt by the Los Angeles Police Department to block immigrants (especially from the Dust Bowl) from crossing the California border. Some suggested sources:

The Bum Blockade: Los Angeles and the Great Depression by Hailey Giczy.

Voces Novae: Chapman University Historical Review, Vol 1, No 1 (2009)

Full text: http://journals.chapman.edu/ojs/index.php/VocesNovae/article/view/20/110

 

Newsreel on YouTube: “Bum Blockade”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIZDMtRDCxI

 

Website: Law and Society in Modern America. Scroll down to the section “The Dust Bowl Migration.” There are a dozen links related to Bum Blockade, Dust Bowl Migration, etc.

http://lawandsociety.lacoe.edu/content/1929-1945-the-great-depression-and-wwii/the-great-depression/web-resources/

 

Library databases:

Los Angeles Times Historical

Los Angeles Times Current

http://xerxes.calstate.edu/pomona/databases/alphabetical#L

 

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

Proquest Databases

http://xerxes.calstate.edu/pomona/

 

Books in the library:

American exodus : the Dust Bowl migration and Okie culture in California

 Books/5th floor

 HB1985.C2 G74 1989  

http://opac.library.cpp.edu/record=b1391235~S4

 

To protect and to serve : the LAPD's century of war in the city of dreams

Books/5th floor

 HV8148.L7 D66 1994  

http://opac.library.cpp.edu/record=b1452353~S4

 

Endangered dreams : the Great Depression in California


Books/5th floor

 HB3717 1929 .S73 1996  

http://opac.library.cpp.edu/record=b1464983~S4

 

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