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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 gang mem ...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by New York University Press
(first published September 1st 2003)
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