A Companion to Los Angeles by William Deverell, Greg Hise

By William Deverell, Greg Hise

This Companion includes 25 unique essays via writers and students who current a professional evaluate of the simplest and most vital paintings up to now at the complicated background of la.

  • The first Companion delivering a ancient survey of l. a., incorporating serious, multi-disciplinary issues and cutting edge scholarship
  • Features essays from a number of disciplines, together with background, political technological know-how, cultural reports, and geography
  • Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections mix with conventional historiographic essays to supply a multi-dimensional view of this bright and numerous city
  • Essays disguise the most important subject matters within the box inside a thematic constitution, together with demography, social unrest, politics, pop culture, structure, and concrete studies

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Connor’s mapping of difference and diversity proved vital for structuring the new city and its social relations, for legitimizing the racialized division of labor that sustained the growth of an entire metropolitan region, and for redrawing the boundaries of citizenship. New notions of difference became deeply embedded in transforming the city, and in generating the narratives that elevated Los Angeles as an exceptional place. The Boom, Migration, and Diversity The “boom” period of the 1880s spawned LA’s territorial, commercial, and industrial expansion.

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Los Angeles was born a global city. In the second half of the eighteenth century, Spanish reformers under the Bourbon kings sought to restructure their colonial holdings, and fend off challenges to the empire from Britain, France, and Russia. In 1765, Visitador General José de Gálvez proposed sweeping changes to the whole of the northern frontier, including sending a permanent presence to hold Alta, or Upper, California. ” The 1769 migration of missionaries, soldiers, and settlers into California would turn out to be the last new venture of Spain in the Americas, and in many ways the development of the territory would defy its careful planners (Weber 1992).

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