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By William Deverell, Greg Hise

This Companion comprises 25 unique essays through writers and students who current a professional review of the easiest and most vital paintings thus far at the complicated heritage of Los Angeles.

  • The first Companion supplying a ancient survey of la, incorporating serious, multi-disciplinary topics and cutting edge scholarship
  • Features essays from a number of disciplines, together with background, political technology, cultural reviews, 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 themes within the box inside a thematic constitution, together with demography, social unrest, politics, pop culture, structure, and concrete studies

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BANC MSS C-E 67:8; pp. 132–3. , 1999. From Subjects to Citizens: Honor, Gender, and Politics in Arequipa, Peru, 1780–1854. University Park: University of Pennsylvania Press. , 2004. Negotiating Conquest: Gender and Power in California, 1770s to 1880s. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. , 1982. Beyond the “Borderlands” is the North of Colonial Mexico: A Latin-Americanist Perspective to the Study of the Mexican North and the United States Southwest. In K. P. Demaree, ed. Proceedings of the Pacific Council on Latin American Studies, 9.

1 Map of Los Angeles drawn by José Argüello, 1793. Courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. BANC MSS C-A 62. Forty-two settlers began to arrive in California in June and July of 1781. They stayed at first at San Gabriel mission and walked to the ranchería to begin construction with the people of Yaagna on the zanja madre (or main irrigation ditch), houses, corrals, and fences of the new settlement. By the end of August, most of the stragglers had finally arrived, and de Neve formally established the town of Los Angeles on September 4, 1781.

Californios were right to feel distrustful, but their own internal struggles to establish self-rule and a civilian government prevented them from facing the threat with a united front. indd 33 11/19/2009 5:28:32 PM 34 LOUISE PUBOLS overthrew a centrally appointed military governor, Manuel Micheltorena, who had arrived three years earlier with three hundred convict soldiers. In the aftermath, Californios split the governorship. José Castro in Monterey took over as the military head of the territory, and Pío Pico in Los Angeles became the civilian governor of California.

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