It is Saturday night, and El Monte’s atmosphere is buzzing with a youthful glow. As the parking lot and the surrounding streets began to fill with vehicles from the American golden age of automotive design with names like Galaxie and Mercury, the space became saturated with cosmic energy.
Our first book tells the story of America’s multiethnic suburbia, and reimagines public history through the vivid lives of anarchists, farmworkers, punks, writers and more in the San Gabriel Valley.
“People want to get outdoors … and the small farms home gives them that opportunity,” Ross H. Gast […]
“Law And Order Monte Boys Style” is the title of a chapter in one of the more recent […]
“So we moved here to El Monte, and I remember all the neighbors were white,” recalled Gloria Arellanes […]
(This post is part of our ongoing attempt to “live-blog” our participation in community-based history in South El […]
Hello Everyone on the Internet! In continuing our live-blog on History in Action, here is the second of […]
Hey, internet! We’re Daniel Morales and Nick Juravich, a pair of grad students in history from Columbia University […]