Tuesday, June 23, 2009

El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles by Jean Bruce Poole and Tevvy Ball

The complex, multiethnic history of the El Pueblo area of Los Angeles is examined from its founding in 1781 to the present day. The text discusses such things as fiestas, barrios, old and new Chinatowns, and the Siqueiros mural, from which much can be learned about the local socio-political history of the 1930s, censorship, and recent efforts in conservation of mural art. Especially useful and interesting are the many photographs and the discussion on historic buildings that can be seen today. This book is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys spending time at the Plaza, Olvera Street, the old church, Union Station, and other areas of El Pueblo.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: F869.L86 E4 2002
4th Floor Special Collections Library (Non-circulating - library use only)
Review submitted by: Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended

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