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A companion to Los Angeles

Author: William Deverell; Greg Hise
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Blackwell companions to American history, 19.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains essays on the history of Los Angeles from a range of disciplines. Essay forms include traditional historiographic essays, photo essays, and 'contemporary voice' sections.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Companion to Los Angeles.
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
(DLC) 2009050934
(OCoLC)456839686
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Deverell; Greg Hise
ISBN: 9781444390940 1444390945 9781444390964 1444390961 9781405197304 1405197307 1282729357 9781282729353 1780340990 9781780340999 9786612729355 661272935X 1444390953 9781444390957
OCLC Number: 664571175
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 527 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: pt. 1. The long history of a global city --
The border crossed US / Matt Gainer --
Born global : from pueblo to statehood / Louise Pubols --
Race, place, and ethnicity in the progressive era / Stephanie Lewthwaite --
Between "white spot" and "world city" : racial integration and the roots of multiculturalism / Scott Kurashige --
Contemporary voice : Where you from? / Susan Straight --
pt. 2. Social flashpoints --
Social flashpoints / Eric Avila --
The anti-Chinese massacre of 1871 and its strange career / Victor Jew --
Disposable people, expendable neighborhoods / George J. Sanchez --
Gridlock of rage : the Watts and Rodney King riots / Scott Saul --
Contemporary voice : Here, now, I / Angela Oh --
pt. 3. Politics and economies --
Ab urbis condita : regional regimes since 13,000 before present / Philip J. Ethington --
Crown jewels : infrastructure and growth / Steven P. Erie and Scott MacKenzie --
Consolidation, fragmentation, and new fiscal federalism / Tom Hogen-Esch --
Contemporary voice : Contradictions, coalitions, and common ground / Manuel Pastor --
pt. 4. Cultures and communities --
Cultures and communities / Leo Braudy --
"A most advantageous spot on the map" : promotion and popular culture / Anthea Hartig --
Tijuana and the borders of race / Josh Kun --
Counterculture / Dave McBride --
Cinema and the making of a modern city / Edward Dimendberg --
Contemporary voice : Religion in the City of Angels / Matt Gainer --
pt. 5. Landscapes and place --
Situating stories : what has been said about landscape and the built environment / Greg Hise --
America's playground : recreation and race / Lawrence Culver --
Landscapes of health and rejuvenation / David Sloane --
Excerpts from the San Gabriel River series / Robbert Flick --
Contemporary voice : Thickets of density, swaths of emptyness / Christopher Hawthorne.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to American history, 19.
Responsibility: edited by William Deverell and Greg Hise.

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