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‘Vivitos y Coleando’: The Cultural Politics of the Paisa Periphery

Adrián Félix When Gustavo Arellano of the Los Angeles Times interviewed me earlier this summer about the cultural politics of […]

The Machete of Memory: Roberto Lovato’s Memoir Unforgetting

Steven Osuna It has been 13 years since I first traveled to El Salvador. My father, Ramon, left his homeland […]

California’s COVID-19 Prison Disaster and the Trap of Palatable Reform

Hadar Aviram Eighteenth-century prison reformer John Howard was endowed not only with a considerable fortune but with an inquisitive eye […]

California and the 1918–1920 Influenza Pandemic

  Published in collaboration with California History  Diane M. T. North The 1918–1920 influenza pandemic remains the deadliest influenza pandemic in […]

The “Lost Cause” Goes West: Confederate Culture and Civil War Memory in California

This essay was originally published in California History, Vol 97, No. 1 Kevin Waite Where the monument once stood, only […]

South Bakersfield’s Confederate Remains

With “Postcards,” creative non-fiction stories grounded in place, we aspire to create a new cartography of California. For us, literature […]

Chinese Workers and the Transcontinental Railroad

Manu Karuka The Central Pacific Railroad transformed California from an overseas possession to a continental possession of the United States. […]

A Chumash Line: How an old email and five PDFs revealed my Native Californian Roots

With “Postcards,” creative non-fiction stories grounded in place, we aspire to create a new cartography of California. For us, literature […]