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The Sleepy Lagoon Murder Case: Race Discrimination and Mexican-American Rights (Landmark Law Cases and American Society)

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What began as a neighborhood party during the summer of 1942 led to the largest mass murder trial in California's history. After young Jose Diaz was found murdered near Los Angeles' Sleepy Lagoon reservoir, 600 Mexican Americans were rounded up by the police, 24 were indicted, and 17 were convicted. But thanks to the efforts of crusading lawyers, Hollywood celebrities, and ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published October 29th 2010 by University Press of Kansas (first published September 28th 2010)
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