Metropolis in the Making: Los Angeles in the 1920s / Edition 1

Metropolis in the Making: Los Angeles in the 1920s / Edition 1

by Tom Sitton
     
 


"Informed by the rich new literature on contemporary Los Angeles, Metropolis in the Making takes giant strides in illuminating the history of the present. Looking back to the future, this rich collection of historical essays fixes on the key formative moments of America's first decentralized industrial metropolis. Not only would Carey McWilliams be pleased,See more details below

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"Informed by the rich new literature on contemporary Los Angeles, Metropolis in the Making takes giant strides in illuminating the history of the present. Looking back to the future, this rich collection of historical essays fixes on the key formative moments of America's first decentralized industrial metropolis. Not only would Carey McWilliams be pleased, but so too will be every contemporary urbanist."—Edward W. Soja, author of Postmetropolis: Critical Studies of Cities and Regions and co-editor of The City: Los Angeles and Urban Theory at the End of the Twentieth Century

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520226272
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
383
Sales rank:
1,015,592
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: Metropolis in the Making: Los Angeles in the 1920s1
Pt. 1Metropolitan Spaces11
1Industry and Imaginative Geographies13
2Mulholland Highway and the Engineering Culture of Los Angeles in the 1920s45
3The Quest for Independence: Workers in the Suburbs77
4Sunshine and the Open Shop: Ford and Darwin in 1920s Los Angeles96
5"Another World": Work, Home, and Autonomy in Blue-Collar Suburbs123
Pt. 2Metropolitan Identities143
6The Star of Ethiopia and the NAACP: Pageantry, Politics, and the Los Angeles African American Community145
7Making Mexico in Los Angeles161
8The View from Spring Street: White-Collar Men in the City of Angels179
Pt. 3Faith in the Metropolis199
9"Practically Every Religion Being Represented"201
10Fighting Like the Devil in the City of Angels: The Rise of Fundamentalist Charles E. Fuller220
Pt. 4Metropolitics253
11How Hollywood Became Hollywood: Money, Politics, and Movies255
12My America or Yours? Americanization and the Battle for the Youth of Los Angeles277
13Did the Ruling Class Rule at City Hall in 1920s Los Angeles?302
14Behind the Scenes: Bronco Billy and the Realities of Work in Open Shop Hollywood319
Pt. 5The End: Metropolitan Finale339
15Selling Eternity in 1920s Los Angeles341
Contributors361
Index365

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