Before L.A. : Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894 Hardback
Part of the The Lamar Series in Western History series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 376 pages, 40 b-w illus.
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 18/10/2013
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780300141238