AMST Final Study Guide

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AMST Final Study Guide Linda Gordon and Gary Y. Okihiro—Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Image of the Japanese American Internment Robert O. Self—American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland Hal Rothman—Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the Twenty-First Century IDENTIFICATION Dorothea Lange Definition: was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist , best known for her Depression -era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). · Hired to document internment, pushed boundaries of what she was expected to do b/c she wanted to get the true story told. · She was limited in what she can take pictures of, they didn’t let her take photos of any of the cruel treatments/violation of human rights. · War relocation authority: regulated what picture she could take and not take. Significance: Without a remarkable photographer like Dorothea who evidentially record the mis- takes made by the government, the American public would never learn what could happen when we are blinded by racism and prejudice. · Involvement of the federal government to hide human violations but she tried to tell the real story. · Desire and disdain Kropp California Vieja public memory forgotten memory. Construc- ted memory Industrial Garden Definition: At the end of WWII, men and women in California’s East Bay invested in the prom- ise of a postwar industrial garden. The garden embodied the optimism of growth liberalism. The garden represented a concrete political and spatial formation: class harmony in pastoral cities where factories and homes existed in unobtrusive balance; homeowner democracy in both city and suburb, literally “home rule” in the words of one suburbanite; and an endless horizon of up- ward social mobility with a plentiful supply of good jobs and inexpensive new homes. Neighbor- hoods and factories, workers and managers, homes and highways were to coexist in a delicate balance that brought the machine industry into harmony with the garden (single-family home). It was a model of postwar urban/suburban imagining, with deep roots in nineteenth-century Amer- ican culture: the industrial garden. Significance: The industrial garden influenced decisions on how residential and employment op- portunities would be distributed, how homes would be financed and property taxed, etc. But,
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power had real locations, granted privileges, and imposed limits according to class, property ownership, race, gender, political district, and city. The dream of the industrial garden was fi- nally about producing both space and power. If the MOAP’s industrial garden was the city’s model for postwar development, how would the real class and racial politics in Oakland’s streets be resolved? · Work and homes in the same area; city and suburbs affect each other, industries take on
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