New PDF release: A Companion to Los Angeles

By William Deverell, Greg Hise

ISBN-10: 1405171278

ISBN-13: 9781405171274

This Companion includes 25 unique essays via writers and students who current knowledgeable evaluation of the simplest and most crucial paintings so far at the advanced heritage of Los Angeles.

  • The first Companion supplying a old survey of l. a., incorporating severe, multi-disciplinary issues and leading edge scholarship
  • Features essays from more than a few disciplines, together with heritage, political technological know-how, cultural reviews, and geography
  • Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections mix with conventional historiographic essays to supply a multi-dimensional view of this vivid and various city
  • Essays hide the foremost 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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The capital and junta departamental (formerly the diputación) also moved to Los Angeles. But when the territorial assembly met there from March to July of 1846, not a single elected official from the north took his seat. And when Castro warned Pico that rootless Americans threatened rebellion on the northern frontier, southerners suspected a ruse to declare military rule and thwart the civil government. The dual-governor system broke down completely over the issue, and in June of 1846 Pío Pico marched out of Los Angeles to meet Castro’s supporters on the field of battle (Bancroft 1886a: 539–40; 1886b: 37–53).

Most histories of early California focus their attention, rightly, on the experience of California’s Native peoples in the missions. They, after all, were the dominant institutions for most who lived in the coastal zones. Yet a full history of Spanish California would do well to include the other, less formal ways Spaniards and Indians worked out their relationships at the edges of empire. Up to this point the third institution of colonization, the presidios, or military forts, has been absent.

As he warned that the new regime would break down the authority of parents to arrange marriages, he noticed that “the girls who were present reacted very favorably, but their mothers did not” (Osio 1996: 160). Eventually, northerners and southerners came to a wary understanding, and California rejoined the Mexican nation with a native-born governor. But Los Angeles, like the rest of the territory, continued to face the deep challenges secularization put to the economic and labor structure of the region.

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