Before L.A.: Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894 - The Lamar Series in Western History (Hardback)
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Before L.A.: Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894 - The Lamar Series in Western History (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 18/10/2013
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David Torres-Rouff significantly 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 to be the Los Angeles we know today. It is a fascinating study of how an innovative intercultural community developed along racial lines, and how immigrants from the United States engineered a profound shift in civic ideals and the physical environment, creating a social and spatial rupture that endures to this day.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300141238
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"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 recent works that are invigorating the field of borderland history."-Maria Raquel Casas, University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- Maria Raquel Casas
"An engaging and innovative study of nineteenth-century Los Angeles and the complex racial and ethnic relations that defined this time period, Before L.A. is remarkable for its originality in scope and depth of analysis. . . . A solid piece of scholarship that is brilliantly organized, analytically sound, and clear in its prose."- Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr., Arizona State University -- Rudy P. Guevarra, Jr.
"Torres-Ruff's first book is a good one that makes meticulous use of documents."-Choice -- R. Acuna * Choice *

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