John W. Robinson's Los Angeles in Civil War Days, 1860–1865 PDF

By John W. Robinson

Most debts of California’s position within the Civil struggle specialise in the northern a part of the kingdom, San Francisco particularly. In Los Angeles in Civil struggle Days, John W. Robinson appears to the southern part and provides an enlightening caricature of la and its humans, politics, and monetary developments from 1860 to 1865. Drawing on modern stories within the Los Angeles Star, Southern information, and different resources, Robinson indicates how the struggle got here to l. a. and narrates the fight among the pro-Southern faction and the Unionists.

Los Angeles within the early 1860s was once a constructing city, missing some of the refinements of civilization that San Francisco then loved, and used to be a lot smaller than the bustling city we all know at the present time. The booklet specializes in the results of the battle on l. a., yet Robinson additionally considers social and monetary difficulties to supply a broader view of the group and its position within the country. The Conscription Act and devalued bucks encited public unrest, and the cattle-killing drought of 1862–64, a smallpox epidemic, and recurrent vigilantism challenged Angelenos as well.

California historians and people drawn to the city’s old checklist will locate this ebook a desirable addition to the physique of California’s Civil struggle history.

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