Based On True Events: Watsonville Riots
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by Abraham Gabriel Pagtama
In the era of the 1930's a Mob of White Townsmen Natives tour through Watsonville, California for five days straight searching -- then the highest concentration of Filipinos at this time in the U.S.A. -- to find JULIO. JULIO is told to smile, work hard on the farm fields by day and pay a dime a dance into the night away despite facing discrimination along the way. To counter the refusal of other ethnic groups to take low paying back breaking farm working jobs, over 35,000 Filipino American Farm Workers, like JULIO, called the Manong's, “retired” them. Julio continues to spend money on dance tickets dancing with Joy bringing mounting tensions among local natives. Big Country Townsman challenges Julio to a dancing duel competition. Julio practices his fine dance steps to be the nights best during the towns outside riots at the Manila dance hall. We guarantee you will understand more about Filipino American history in this semi-fictional story about the Overseas Filipino Workers of the 1930’s era Filipino American farm workers of Watsonville California comes to life in this highly anticipated new book novel.
Publisher : Abraham Gabriel Pagtama & Associates (March 22, 2019)
Language : English
Paperback : 195 pages
ISBN-10 : 0578479818
ISBN-13 : 978-0578479811
Item Weight : 9 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.49 x 8.5 inches