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Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California
     

Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California

by Peter J. Westwick
 

Why did Southern California become the aerospace capital of the world? What were the consequences of this development for the region, for the nation, and for aerospace itself? Featuring essays by a multidisciplinary group of leading scholars and writers, this volume investigates the intersection of aerospace and Southern California through the lenses of

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Why did Southern California become the aerospace capital of the world? What were the consequences of this development for the region, for the nation, and for aerospace itself? Featuring essays by a multidisciplinary group of leading scholars and writers, this volume investigates the intersection of aerospace and Southern California through the lenses of anthropology, history of science and technology, labor, business, ethnicity and gender, architecture, and the environment.

Editorial Reviews

Southern California Quarterly - Matthew Ides
“Contribute[s] much to the history of southern California, the aerospace industry, innovations in science and technology, and the American West.”
Choice - R. P. Hallion
“Westwick and the Huntington Library are to be congratulated for undertaking this work. . . . Highly recommended.”
The British Journal for the History of Science
"Blue Sky Metropolis underlines the worth of a well-thought-out and well-executed collection on an important topic."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873282499
Publisher:
Huntington Library Press
Publication date:
06/04/2012
Series:
Western Histories Series
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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"Contribute[s] much to the history of southern California, the aerospace industry, innovations in science and technology, and the American West."—Southern California Quarterly

"Westwick and the Huntington Library are to be congratulated for undertaking this work. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice

Meet the Author

Peter J. Westwick is an assistant professor of history at the University of Southern California and director of the Aerospace History Project, an initiative of the Huntington-USC
Institute on California and the West.

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