February 22,  2–3:30 PM
Cesar Chavez Library
Book Discussion:

"North From Mexico: The Spanish speaking People 
of the United States" by Carey McWilliams

This classic 1949 survey of Chicano history is a major influence on studies of the Mexican-American experience today. Carey McWilliams defined southern California the way Newton defined physics. People credit his writings for sparking the Chicano movement, foreshadowing the film Chinatown, and inspiring Cesar Chavez to found the United Farm Workers. Join us for another exciting Conversation: Books!

Visionary California author Carey McWilliams. (Photo Credit: Carey McWilliams (1990.0024.0326.0033), Will Connell Archive

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