Resources

For more information on sweatshops and the El Monte raid there are numerous oral histories, websites, books, journal articles, and newspaper articles.

 

Oral histories

Smithsonian Archives https://sova.si.edu/details/SIA.FA19-095?s=0&n=10&t=C&q=+sweatshop+oral+history&i=0#refIDd1e818

                Antonio Daneian - sewing machine operator, front shop worker

                Aracelo Castro – ironer, front shop

                Malinan Radamphon – sewing machine operator, slave shop

                Praphapan Pongpid - sewing machine operator, slave shop

                Tongkun Kim - Deputy California Labor Commissioner

                Jose Millan - Californian Labor Commissioner

                Mike Gennaco - U.S. Attorney civil rights prosecutions, Central District of CA

                Phillip Bonner - Special Agent INS

NMAH

                King Chung

                Mike Gennaco

                Paul Chang

Websites

Sweatshops in America  https://americanhistory.si.edu/sweatshops

Verité  https://www.verite.org/

 

Books

Bender, Daniel and Richard Greenwald, eds. Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective. New York: Routledge, 2003.

 

Schoenberger, Karl. Levi’s Children: Coming to Terms with Human Rights in the Global Market Place. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000.

 

Ross, Robert J. S. Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004.

 

Liebhold,Peter and Harry R. Rubenstein.  Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820 – Present. Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center and Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, 1999.

 

Journal and Newspaper Articles

White, George. "Works Held in Near Slavery, Officials Say", Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 3 August 1995

 

Watanabe, Teresa. “Home of the Freed”Los Angeles Times” Los Angeles, 14 August 2008

 

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