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By William Deverell, Greg Hise

This Companion comprises 25 unique essays through writers and students who current knowledgeable overview of the simplest and most crucial paintings thus far at the advanced heritage of Los Angeles.

  • The first Companion supplying a ancient survey of l. a., incorporating severe, multi-disciplinary topics and leading edge scholarship
  • Features essays from a variety of disciplines, together with background, political technological know-how, cultural experiences, and geography
  • Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections mix with conventional historiographic essays to supply a multi-dimensional view of this vivid and numerous city
  • Essays disguise the foremost themes within the box inside of a thematic constitution, together with demography, social unrest, politics, pop culture, structure, and concrete studies

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J. Torrey Connor, Saunterings in Summerland, 1902) The rise of an Anglo-American city had all but submerged the Mexican pueblo by 1902. The completion of the transcontinental railroads during the 1870s and 1880s brought Anglo settlers, new industries, and ethnic workers to Los Angeles in unprecedented numbers. Asian and Mexican laborers in particular transformed the pueblo from a rural idyll into an urban and industrial landscape. And yet in J. Torrey Connor’s tourist guidebook to the city and its environs they remain curiously sidelined from the modern metropolis: the inhabitants of Sonoratown, the city’s old Mexican Quarter, are “people of the adobe” who continue their traditions as the “tide of progress sweeps by,” while Chinatown’s inhabitants are “strangely garmented people, shuffling noiselessly to and fro in their odd, thick-soled footgear … like figures in a pantomime – or a hasheesh dream” (1902: 10, 22).

The Ordinary Landscape of Hispanic California: Economic Differences Between Missions and Ranchos. In N. M. Magalousis, ed. Early California Reflections: A Series of Lectures Held at the San Juan Capistrano Branch of the Orange County Public Library. Orange County: County of Orange Library System. Hutchinson, C. , 1969. Frontier Settlement in Mexican California: The HíjarPadres Colony and Its Origins 1769–1835. New Haven: Yale University Press. , 1976. A New Look at the Founding of Old Los Angeles.

Native peoples might also acquire these goods in exchange for baskets, clay and soapstone bowls, rabbit blankets, or tanned deer, seal, and sea otter pelts (Phillips 1980; Mason 1984; McCawley 1996). None of these things were possible in the missions. Just four years after the founding of the town, it did not escape the notice of Father Vicente de Santa Maria of Mission San Fernando that “the whole pagandom … is fond of the Pueblo of Los Angeles” (cited in Phillips 1980: 433). Indian peoples native to the Los Angeles area remained the majority population through the 1830s, and even though Spaniards imposed their language, culture, and way of life on them, Natives and newcomers worked and socialized side by side every day.

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