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These are a few books to aid those interested in further research. Although hardly comprehensive, they represent research on a variety of periods and from different vantage points. For a more complete listing, please visit the Studio for Southern California History.

Baur, John. The Health Seekers of Southern California. San Marino: the Huntington Library, 1959.

Caughey, John & Laree (eds) Los Angeles: Biography of A City. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Ceplair, Larry and Englund, Steven. The Inquisition in Hollywood: Politics in the Film Community, 1930-1960. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Davis, Mike. City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles. New York: Verso, 1990.

Dear, Michael, Schockman, Eric, Hise, Greg (ed.). Rethinking Los Angeles. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1996.

Deverell, William. Whitewashed Adobe: the Rise of Los Angeles and the Re-making of Its Mexican Past. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.

Elias, Judith Wilnin. Los Angeles: Dream to Reality 1885-1915. Northridge: Santa Susana Press, California State University Northridge Libraries 1983.

Fine, David. Imagining Los Angeles: A City in Fiction. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999.

Fogelson, Robert. The Fragmented Metropolis: Los Angeles, 1850-1930. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Otto Friedrich. City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

Hayden, Dolores. The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1995.

Hise, Greg. Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Klein, Norman M. The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory. London: Verso, 1997.

McWilliams, Carey. Southern California: An Island on the Land. Santa Barbara: Peregrine Smith, 1973.
------------------- California, the Great Exception. Santa Barbara: Peregrine Smith,

Mazon, Mauricio. The Zoot-Suit Riots: The Psychology of Symbolic Annihilation. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983.

Mitchell, Greg. The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's Race For Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics. New York: Random House, 1988.

Monroy, Douglas. Thrown Among Strangers: the Making of Mexican Culture in Frontier California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
-------------------- Rebirth: Mexican Los Angeles from the Great Migration to the Great Depression. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Nadeau, Remi. City-Makers: The Men Who Transformed Los Angeles from Village to Metropolis during the First Great Boom, 1868-1876. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948.
------------------ California: the New Society. New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1963.

Pitt, Leonard and Pitt, Dale. Los Angeles A to Z: An Encyclopedia of the City and County. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

David Reid. (ed). Sex, Death, and God in LA. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.

Robinson, W.W. Los Angeles: A Profile. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.
------------------ Los Angeles in Civil War Days 1860-1865. Los Angeles: Dawson’s Book Shop, 1977

Sanchez, George J. Becoming Mexican-American: Ethnicity, Culture and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1990-1945. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Starr, Kevin. Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.
------------------ Land’s End. Santa Barbara: P. Smith, 1979.
------------------ Inventing the Dream: California through the Progressive Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
------------------ The Rise of Los Angeles as an American Bibliographic Center. Sacramento: California State Library Foundation, 1989.
------------------ Material Dreams: Southern California Through the 1920s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
------------------ Over California. San Francisco: Collins, 1990.
------------------ Endangered Dreams: the Great Depression in California. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
------------------ The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Verge, Arthur. Paradise Reformed: Los Angeles During the Second World War. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 1993.

Walker, Tunstall. Media Made in California: Hollywood, Politics, and the News. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.

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