Black communal practices and economic development around leisure helped define the practice and meaning of leisure for the region and the nation, confronted the emergent power politics of recreational space, and set the stage for the sites as places for remembrance of invention and public contest. Living the California Dream presents the overlooked local stories that are foundational to the national narrative of mass movement to open recreational accommodations to all Americans and to the long freedom rights struggle.
Alison Rose Jefferson is an independent historian and heritage conservation consultant. She is a scholar in residence with the Institute for the Study of Los Angeles at Occidental College, working to re-center the African American experience in local history and heritage conservation efforts. Previously she did research and narrative production for the Belmar History + Art project and Central Avenue heritage trail with Angels Walk LA.
- Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; Reprint edition (January 1, 2022)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 366 pages
- ISBN-10: 1496229061
- ISBN-13: 9781496229069
- Item Weight: 1.18 pounds
- Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches