City Of Promise
CITY OF PROMISE
Trade paper, ISBN 1-930053-42-8, 236 pages
City of Promise
Race and Historical Change in Los Angeles
Edited by Martin Schiesl and Mark M. Dodge

The years from 1900 to 1945 saw the influx of many African Americans, migrants from Mexico, and Asian and Pacific immigrants into Los Angeles. Large numbers of these groups also entered the city from 1946 to 2000. The authors of the essays in City of Promise: Race and Historical Change in Los Angeles utilize a wide range of primary and secondary materials and give a rich description and analysis of this extraordinary racial history. They show that nonwhite newcomers withstood considerable discrimination, formed a variety of cultural and social institutions, established many permanent communities, and exercised much influence on politics and government.

Many Moons Press is proud to publish the second edition of City of Promise.


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Children of diverse ethnicity at the Jordan Downs Housing Project
Children of diverse ethnicity at the Jordan Downs
Housing Project in Watts, 1957.