Greasers and Gringos: Latinos, Law, and the American Imagination
Although the origin of the term "greaser" is debated, its derogatory meaning never has been. From silent movies like "The Greaser's Revenge" (1914) and "The Girl and the Greaser" (1913) with villainous title characters, to John Steinbeck's portrayals of Latinos as lazy, drunken, and shiftless in his 1935 novel "Tortilla Flat," to the image of violent, criminal, drug-using...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by New York University Press
(first published September 1st 2003)
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This is a very informative book with valuable perspectives of Latino History and the Latino experience in the U.S. I only gave it 3 stars because it is a hard read... a lot of law terminology, it is beyond textbook style. I thoroughly enjoyed it. But every time I try to lend it out it gets returned right away.