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Riot Redux: South Central, 1992

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the 1992 reuprising in Los Angeles. Although the narratives describing the events of the 1992 riot do not deviate much from those of 1965, current analysts, many of them African ... More


The Watts Riot of 1965—the Beginning or the End?

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Watts riot was neither the beginning nor would it be the end of interracial violence in Los Angeles. Racial and ethnic tensions have churned beneath the surface in multiracial Los Angeles ever ... More


An Overview of Race Riots in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Almost half a century has now elapsed since the 1960s when African American neighborhoods in more than 300 cities experienced civil disorders or ghetto uprisings. The book looks in detail at six ... More


Explaining Differences: Predicting Convergence?

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter draws the different themes together, comparing the relative success each city—Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago—has had in resolving the tensions that lead to riots. These differences ... More


Deliberative Decentralization: Foundation Dollars and Los Angeles School Reform

Sarah Reckhow

in Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937738
eISBN:
9780199980734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937738.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Foundation grant-making in Los Angeles, unlike New York City, has engaged a more diverse set of stakeholders. Despite the fragmentation of policy-making and leadership in the district, the social ... More


Humanizing the Image of a Zen Master: Taizan Maezumi Roshi

Dale S. Wright

in Zen Masters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Taizan Maezumi (1931–1995) was a seminal figure in the founding of American Zen Buddhism. Arriving in Los Angeles in 1956, Maezumi soon found himself sought by non-Japanese Americans interested in ... More


All Politics Was Local: Grassroots Conservatism in Postwar Los Angeles

Michelle M. Nickerson

in Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121840
eISBN:
9781400842209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121840.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter documents the formation of conservative activist culture in Los Angeles after World War II. It outlines the historic recipe of political, economic, religious, and ethnic factors that ... More


Pueblo to Metropolis

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The history of the Los Angeles area abounds with the gargantuan, the fantastic. Settled more than sixteen miles inland from a shallow, unprotected bay, it has made itself into one of the great port ... More


The Studio Beyond the Studio: Nature, Technology, and Location in Southern California

Brian R. Jacobson

in Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172813
eISBN:
9780231539661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172813.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the transition to Hollywood and the peculiar reinvention of studio form and the emergence of both the studio backlot and the concept of “location” there between 1909 and 1915. ... More


From Annenberg to Gates: Education Reform in New York City and Los Angeles, 1990–2005

Sarah Reckhow

in Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937738
eISBN:
9780199980734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937738.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Both New York City and Los Angeles received Annenberg Challenge grants to reform schools in the 1990s. This chapter explains the reform approach of the Annenberg Challenge in each city, compares it ... More


Influence Through Cooperation: The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Air Pollution Control in Los Angeles, 1943–1954

Sarah S. Elkind

in How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy: Business, Power, and the Environment in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834893
eISBN:
9781469602707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869116_elkind.7
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the enormous influence enjoyed by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (LAACC) over air pollution policy in Los Angeles County. For decades, city and then county officials ... More


Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles

Jared Orsi

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238503
eISBN:
9780520930087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238503.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Although better known for its sunny skies, Los Angeles suffers from devastating flooding. This book explores a fascinating and little-known chapter in the city's history—the spectacular failures to ... More


Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics

Sarah Reckhow

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937738
eISBN:
9780199980734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937738.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Some of the nation's wealthiest philanthropies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Broad Foundation have invested hundreds of millions of dollars ... More


The Sun Is Shining over Southern California: The Politics of Federal Flood Control in Los Angeles, 1935–1969

Jared Orsi

in Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238503
eISBN:
9780520930087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238503.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Los Angeles River was a picture of hydraulic order in the 1960s, attributed to the involvement of the Army Corps of Engineers. The corps brought considerable technical expertise and badly needed ... More


Born in East L.A.: The Legacy of Loss and Exclusion in Southern California

Steven W. Bender

in Tierra Y Libertad: Land, Liberty, and Latino Housing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814791257
eISBN:
9780814739136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791257.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the urban geographies of Mexican American residents in East Los Angeles, and connects to later chapters addressing Puerto Ricans and Cubans in their urban hubs in the mainland ... More


“New Edens of the Saxon Home-Seeker”: Los Angeles, Miami, and Semi-Tropical Urban Life

Henry Knight

in Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044811
eISBN:
9780813046396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044811.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on how, into the twentieth century, cities and city life became increasingly prominent in the selling of Southern California and peninsular Florida, with Los Angeles and Miami ... More


Oil and Water: The Public and the Private on Southern California Beaches, 1920–1950

Sarah S. Elkind

in How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy: Business, Power, and the Environment in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834893
eISBN:
9781469602707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869116_elkind.6
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter illustrates how most of Los Angeles' beaches and adjacent lands were in private hands in the 1920s; some private holdings dated from eighteenth-century Spanish land grants. Much of this ... More


Necessary but Not Sufficient: Storms, Environmentalism, and New Visions for Flood Control, 1969–2001

Jared Orsi

in Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238503
eISBN:
9780520930087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238503.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Los Angeles County Drainage Area (LACDA) lived up to its promise in 1969, preventing damages estimated at more than a billion dollars. As they had done with previous storms, flood controllers ... More


The Azusa Street Mission and Historic Black Churches: Two Worlds in Conflict in Los Angeles’ African American Community

Cecil M. Robeck

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the African American community that made Los Angeles its home in 1906 and the churches that served that community. Focusing on the Azusa Street Mission and the revival that it ... More


Finding the Past

David Samuel Torres-Rouff

in Before L.A.: Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300141238
eISBN:
9780300156621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141238.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Introduction looks how the Los Angeles of today was formed. La Fiesta, the history parade, and the legions of stories told over the century that came before provide a facade that covers ... More


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