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About the Book:
The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California
Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Ph.D.
Narrating a history spanning much of the twentieth century, Dawn Bohulano Mabalon traces the growth of Stockton's Filipina/o American community, the birth and eventual destruction of Little Manila, and recent efforts to remember and preserve it.
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"Little Manila Is in the Heart is a triumph of Filipina/o American history and American studies. There is no other scholarly analysis of the dynamic and vibrant Filipina/o American experience central to the development of Stockton's urban life and the larger San Joaquin Delta, a key area of California's agribusiness. Moreover, Dawn Bohulano Mabalon is a masterful storyteller. She draws on oral histories to illuminate the pain and joy of building, sustaining, losing, and attempting to preserve Little Manila in Stockton, weaving in with great finesse family history, archival research, and her own activism on behalf of Little Manila's preservation."—Catherine Ceniza Choy, author of Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History
Dawn Bohulano Mabalon is a third-generation Filipina American born and raised in Stockton California. She is Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University, co-founder of the Little Manila Foundation, National Scholar and member of the Board of Trustees of the Filipino American National Historical Society, and president of the board of Pin@y Educational Partnerships.
2013. 464 pages, 58 illustrations / 978-0-8223-5339-3, paper, $28.95