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Before L. A.

Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894
by David Samuel Torres-rouff
Yale

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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 376 pp.
Size: 6.50 x 9.50 inches

ISBN: 9780300141238
TB Code: 2004630
Availability: 36 in stock

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.