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http://www.amazon.com/Popular-Culture-Age-White-Flight/dp/0520248112/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368857402&sr=8-1&keywords=in+an+age+of+white+flight What do the building of Disneyland and Dodger Stadium have in common? White folks! Fleeing the multiracial urban core after WWII, they sought restricted suburbs to shelter their families and, on days off, exclusive recreational venues accessible by freeway. No more dodging trolleys through dodgy urban neighborhoods to catch a game--Here were the days of massive parking lots, a space age ball park and the nation's first theme park complete with a reassuring, gleaming-white Tomorrowland. All this fed into the development of a new brand of conservatism embodied by Ronald Reagan, a California cultural and political icon who emceed Disneyland's televised opening day in 1955 and crafted a message that would resonate in suburban living rooms across the nation. - Dan

 

USC professor William Deverell shows us how Anglo LA was built atop Mexican Los Angeles. From a bloody post-Mexican American War "war against Mexican Americans" to a racialized quarantine of the barrio during an outbreak of the plague in 1924, Deverell reveals th brutality of this transition with brutal clarity. He also explains how an Anglo-imagined Spanish heritage marginalized local Latinos and validated their continued exploitation. - Dan

USC professor William Deverell shows us how Anglo LA was built atop Mexican Los Angeles. From a bloody post-Mexican American War "war against Mexican Americans" to a racialized quarantine of the barrio during an outbreak of the plague in 1924, Deverell reveals th brutality of this transition with brutal clarity. He also explains how an Anglo-imagined Spanish heritage marginalized local Latinos and validated their continued exploitation. - Dan

Another CIty writings from Los Angeles is a seedy look that the underbelly of the car is so far removed from the ceded take. - Warren

Another CIty writings from Los Angeles is a seedy look that the underbelly of the car is so far removed from the ceded take. - Warren

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Writing L.A. is a strange collection of things. Mostly ants. - Warren. Great review Warren. - Dan

Writing L.A. is a strange collection of things. Mostly ants. - Warren. Great review Warren. - Dan