I knew nothing about this until I saw a show in the 1980s called, appropriately enough, ZOOT SUIT. Although the parallels aren't exact, you can see some similarities between the way the establishment responded to zoot suits and how they respond today to say baggy/saggy pants.
I read Thomas Sanchez's The Zoot Suit Murders when it first came out (1978); it appears that his other books are not (particularly) mysteries. This one, though, is terrific, and is still in print.
A nice, pretty balanced article at the link, btw.
I read that book back in the late '70s, too, Don, and I agree. Good stuff.
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