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Whitewashed adobe : the rise of Los Angeles and the remaking of its Mexican past

Author: William Deverell
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2005.
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'Whitewashed Abode' explores how the identity of Los Angeles has evolved, particularly how the city has made cultural appropriations from Mexico over the past 150 years.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Deverell
ISBN: 0520246675 9780520246676
OCLC Number: 61129350
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xix, 330 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: City of the future --
The unending Mexican war --
History on parade --
Remembereing a river --
The color of brickwork is brown --
Ethnic quarantine --
The drama of Los Angeles history --
Conclusion: Whitewashed adobe.
Responsibility: William Deverell.

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Chronicles the rise of Los Angeles through shifting ideas of race and ethnicity, and offers its perspective on how the city grew and changed. This book considers six different developments in the  Read more...

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