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The Resource Stealing Home

Stealing Home

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Stealing Home
Title
Stealing Home
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Summary
A story about baseball, family, the American Dream, and the fight to turn Los Angeles into a big league city.Dodger Stadium is an American icon. But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The hills that cradle the stadium were once home to three vibrant Mexican American communities. In the early 1950s, those communities were condemned to make way for a utopian public housing project. Then, in a remarkable turn, public housing in the city was defeated amidst a Red Scare conspiracy. Instead of getting their homes back, the remaining residents saw the city sell their land to Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Now LA would be getting a different sort of utopian fantasy — a glittering, ultra-modern stadium. But before Dodger Stadium could be built, the city would have to face down the neighborhood's families — including one, the Aréchigas, who refused to yield their home. The ensuing confrontation captivated the nation - and the divisive outcome still echoes through Los Angeles today. Stealing Home is a resonant work of baseball and urban history, a story about how our ideals can betray us, and the people who pay the price when they do
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Nusbaum, Eric
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dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
  • History
  • Sports & Recreations
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Stealing Home
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:dca53afa-4f17-4680-9e50-e0dcb5bae0c9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781541742208
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Stealing Home
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:dca53afa-4f17-4680-9e50-e0dcb5bae0c9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781541742208
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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