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The Resource Eternity Street : violence and justice in frontier Los Angeles, John Mack Faragher

Eternity Street : violence and justice in frontier Los Angeles, John Mack Faragher

Label
Eternity Street : violence and justice in frontier Los Angeles
Title
Eternity Street
Title remainder
violence and justice in frontier Los Angeles
Statement of responsibility
John Mack Faragher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.8009794/94
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F869.L857
LC item number
F37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Eternity Street : violence and justice in frontier Los Angeles, John Mack Faragher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-554) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cast of characters -- Prologue: A terrible place for murders -- Part One -- A people angry and armed -- Reduced to obedience -- A country entirely altered -- Extranjeros -- The Texas game -- California now belongs to the United States -- ¡Abajo los Americanos! -- The old woman's gun -- San Pasqual -- Poor Californios -- The grab game -- Military occupation -- Part Two -- Mob law -- Violence begins at home -- The Lugo case -- War for a whole life -- La ley de Linch -- The cult of violence -- City of demons -- Vindicta publica -- Part Three -- We have got you now, Don Santiago -- The crime must be avenged -- Dueling, shooting, and killing -- The plague is upon us -- Master in the house -- A refined piece of villainy -- The Home Guard Vigilance Committee -- Chinatown -- Imperfect justice -- Fists doubled up -- Epilogue: Forgive me, I have killed your brother
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 580 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393051360
Lccn
2015031997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909974323
  • ucoclc909974323
Label
Eternity Street : violence and justice in frontier Los Angeles, John Mack Faragher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-554) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cast of characters -- Prologue: A terrible place for murders -- Part One -- A people angry and armed -- Reduced to obedience -- A country entirely altered -- Extranjeros -- The Texas game -- California now belongs to the United States -- ¡Abajo los Americanos! -- The old woman's gun -- San Pasqual -- Poor Californios -- The grab game -- Military occupation -- Part Two -- Mob law -- Violence begins at home -- The Lugo case -- War for a whole life -- La ley de Linch -- The cult of violence -- City of demons -- Vindicta publica -- Part Three -- We have got you now, Don Santiago -- The crime must be avenged -- Dueling, shooting, and killing -- The plague is upon us -- Master in the house -- A refined piece of villainy -- The Home Guard Vigilance Committee -- Chinatown -- Imperfect justice -- Fists doubled up -- Epilogue: Forgive me, I have killed your brother
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 580 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393051360
Lccn
2015031997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909974323
  • ucoclc909974323

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