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Eternity Street: violence and justice in frontier Los Angeles

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[2016]
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"A riveting popular history of Los Angeles's bloody beginnings. 'Los Angeles is a terrible place for murders,' declared the Daily Alta California in 1850. The county suffered more than two hundred killings between 1850 and 1859, with many bodies borne down Eternity Street on the way to Cavalry Cemetery. Yale historian John Mack Faragher delves into the birth of the City of Angels to deliver a rich portrait of its rise. From its modest origins as a small Mexican pueblo to a sprawling modern metropolis, Los Angeles would remain a city founded on blood, where justice was elusive. Saloons and gambling houses teemed with crowds of Indians, Californios, Mexicans, and Americans, all quick to draw their Bowie knives or Colt revolvers. Faragher reveals the city's long tradition as a lawless outpost rife with ethnic conflict and ruled by vigilantism, resisting an official legal system. Eternity Street delivers a piercing look at the birth of this quintessentially American city"--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetEthnic conflict -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century
Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Los Angeles
Justice, Administration of -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 19th century
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Murder -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century
Vigilantes -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century
Violence -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 19th century
title_displayEternity Street : violence and justice in frontier Los Angeles
title_fullEternity Street : violence and justice in frontier Los Angeles / John Mack Faragher
title_shortEternity Street
title_subviolence and justice in frontier Los Angeles
topic_facetEthnic conflict
Ethnic relations
Frontier and pioneer life
History
Justice, Administration of
Murder
Social conditions
Vigilantes
Violence