By William Deverell, Greg Hise

ISBN-10: 1405171278

ISBN-13: 9781405171274

This Companion comprises 25 unique essays through writers and students who current knowledgeable review of the simplest and most crucial paintings up to now at the advanced historical past of Los Angeles.

  • The first Companion delivering a historic survey of l. a., incorporating severe, multi-disciplinary topics and cutting edge scholarship
  • Features essays from a variety of disciplines, together with historical past, political technology, cultural stories, 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 conceal the major issues within the box inside a thematic constitution, together with demography, social unrest, politics, pop culture, structure, and concrete studies

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The Monterey secessionists, he said, were scheming to grant Protestants the authority to perform marriages between Californio daughters and American men. ” (Osio 1996: 160–2). It was not long before Angelenos declared their city the new territorial capital and began to assemble a military force to resist the dishonorable men from Monterey. As this example suggests, the patriarchal family, as an ideal and as a form of social control, continued to be a powerful force in Mexican California. In Los Angeles it even seems to have overcome the attractions of selfgovernment and secularization.

From a willingness to support themselves with hard work. 7 On the other hand, even in Los Angeles, some kinds of labor failed to bring honor. No matter how hard they worked, Indians remained subject to the rule of Mexican men, and thus ineligible for the rights of citizens. The Indian population of the Los Angeles region appears to have peaked around the time of the 1820 census, at 28,643. After secularization, this number dropped to 2,553, as most left the missions for the interior valleys. Yet the population in the town itself actually increased, from 200 in 1820, to 553 (of 1,088) in 1836, and 650 (of 1,250) in 1844, as ex-neophytes flocked to Los Angeles in search of work, outnumbering the gentile population.

He also organized a colonization project to receive the lands; the director of the colony would become the new civilian governor of California, replacing at last the military regime (Bancroft 1885b: 336; Hutchinson 1969: 161–74; Weber 1982: 185; Gómez-Quiñonez 1994: 115; Sánchez 1995: 108, 128; Reséndez 2005: 68–9; González 2005: 44). indd 29 11/19/2009 5:28:31 PM 30 LOUISE PUBOLS control over secularization in local hands. At first, they passed a law in May of 1834 ordering “vacant” mission lands to be granted under the terms of the Colonization Acts of 1824 and 1828, then on August 9, 1834, Governor Figueroa proclaimed a preemptive secularization program the law of the land (Bancroft 1885b: 339–43; Weber 1982: 64–6).

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