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Before L.A. : race, space, and municipal power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894

Author: David Samuel Torres-Rouff
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.
Series: Lamar series in western history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Expands borderlands history by examining the past and original urban infrastructure of one of America's most prominent cities; its social, spatial and racial divides and boundaries; and how it came  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Samuel Torres-Rouff
ISBN: 9780300141238 0300141238
OCLC Number: 828265000
Description: xiii, 361 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Finding the past --
A pueblo by the Porciuncula, 1781-1840 --
"Members of the same family with ourselves" : intercultural civic ideals, identities, and spaces, 1840-1855 --
"Impossible to ascertain with any degree of certainty" : choosing between cooperation and confrontation, 1855-1856 --
"Upon this thread hangs the welfare of our city" : society, space, and public policy, 1857-1861 --
Judging "an 'Ethiopian by his skin'" : politics, violence, and the power of racialized place, 1862-1872 --
"Looking across the gulf of immeasurable distance" : the divergent paths of Los Angeles's places and peoples, 1870-1894 --
Conclusion : "A story hidden behind every crumbling wall" : history and memory in Los Angeles.
Series Title: Lamar series in western history.
Responsibility: David Samuel Torres-Rouff.

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"A major contribution to the urban history of the American West, along with environmental and Mexican American history. Before L.A. deepens our understanding of Mexican California and builds on the Read more...

 
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