By William Deverell, Greg Hise
This Companion comprises 25 unique essays by means of writers and students who current knowledgeable review of the easiest and most crucial paintings thus far at the complicated heritage of Los Angeles.
- The first Companion supplying a old survey of la, incorporating severe, multi-disciplinary topics and cutting edge scholarship
- Features essays from a number disciplines, together with background, political technological know-how, cultural reports, and geography
- Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections mix with conventional historiographic essays to supply a multi-dimensional view of this shiny and numerous city
- Essays disguise the foremost subject matters within the box inside of a thematic constitution, together with demography, social unrest, politics, pop culture, structure, and concrete studies
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Although terms seemed generous – a house lot, two plots of farmland, tools, livestock, and a salary – only fourteen families agreed to go, and of those, two deserted before leaving for California. 2 At the time, five to ten thousand native peoples lived across the Los Angeles Basin, in forty to sixty villages. Today, they are known as the Gabrielino-Tongva, but in 1781 they identified themselves by village, clan, and family. Most were Shoshonean language-speakers, who engaged in trade with other Native peoples to the north and south, and, through the Cahuilla and Mojave, eastward to the tribes of the Colorado River and Arizona.
In Los Angeles it even seems to have overcome the attractions of selfgovernment and secularization. Still, Osio himself saw how liberalism was starting to gain ground in its challenge to traditional sources of authority, even in crisis-wracked Los Angeles. 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.
Peasant and Nation: The Making of Postcolonial Mexico and Peru. Berkeley: University of California Press. , 1984. Indian-Mexican Cultural Exchange in the Los Angeles Area, 1781–1834. Aztlan, 15 (1), pp. 123–44. , 1998. The Census of 1790: A Demographic History of Colonial California. Menlo Park, CA: Ballena Press Anthropological Papers, 45. Miranda, G. , 1988. Racial and Cultural Dimensions of Gente de Razón Status in Mexican California. Southern California Quarterly, 70 (September), pp. 265–78.
A Companion to Los Angeles by William Deverell, Greg Hise