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- The first Companion providing a historical survey of Los Angeles, incorporating critical, multi-disciplinary themes and innovative scholarship
- Features essays from a range of disciplines, including history, political science, cultural studies, and geography
- Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections combine with traditional historiographic essays to provide a multi-dimensional view of this vibrant and diverse city
- Essays cover the key topics in the field within a thematic structure, including demography, social unrest, politics, popular culture, architecture, and urban studies
William Deverell is Professor of History at the University of Southern California and Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. Recent publications include A Companion to California History (with David Igler, 2008), Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past (2004), and A Companion to the American West (2004). He has also co-editor of Land of Sunshine: An Environmental History of Metropolitan Los Angeles (with Greg Hise, 2005) and Metropolis in the Making: Los Angeles in the 1920s (with Tom Sitton, 2001).
Greg Hise is Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He studies the economies, architecture, and planning of American cities. Hise is the author of Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis (1997), co-author of Eden by Design: The 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan for the Los Angeles Region (2000), and co-editor of Land of Sunshine: An Environmental History of Metropolitan Los Angeles (2005), and Rethinking Los Angeles (1996).
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors x
William Deverell and Greg Hise
Part I The Long History of a Global City 1
1 The Border Crossed US 2
2 Born Global: From Pueblo to Statehood 20
3 Race, Place, and Ethnicity in the Progressive Era 40
4 Between “White Spot” and “World City”: Racial Integration and the Roots of Multiculturalism 56
5 Contemporary Voice: Where You From? 72
Part II Social Flashpoints 93
6 Social Flashpoints 95
7 The Anti-Chinese Massacre of 1871 and Its Strange Career 110
8 Disposable People, Expendable Neighborhoods 129
George J. Sanchez
9 Gridlock of Rage: The Watts and Rodney King Riots 147
10 Contemporary Voice: Here, Now, I 168
Part III Politics and Economies 175
11 Ab Urbe Condita: Regional Regimes since 13,000 Before Present 177
Philip J. Ethington
12 Crown Jewels: Infrastructure and Growth 216
Steven P. Erie and Scott MacKenzie
13 Consolidation, Fragmentation, and New Fiscal Federalism 233
14 Contemporary Voice: Contradictions, Coalitions, and Common Ground 250
Part IV Cultures and Communities 267
15 Cultures and Communities 269
16 “A Most Advantageous Spot on the Map”: Promotion and Popular Culture 289
17 Tijuana and the Borders of Race 313
18 Counterculture 327
19 Cinema and the Making of a Modern City 346
20 Contemporary Voice: Looking for God in the City of Angels 366
Part V Landscapes and Place 391
21 Situating Stories: What Has Been Said About Landscape and the Built Environment 393
22 America’s Playground: Recreation and Race 421
23 Landscapes of Health and Rejuvenation 438
24 Excerpts from the San Gabriel River Series 461
25 Contemporary Voice: Thickets of Diversity, Swaths of Emptyness 479