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Water and Los Angeles : A Tale of Three Rivers 1900-1941 (Paperback) (William Deverell & Tom Sitton)

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.
Los Angeles rose to significance in the first half of the twentieth century by way of its complex relationship to three rivers: the Los Angeles, the Owens, and the Colorado. The remarkable urban and suburban trajectory of Southern California since then cannot be fully understood without reference to the ways in which each of these three river systems came to be hitched to the metropolitan future of the region. This history of growth must be understood in full consideration of all three of these rivers, and the challenges and opportunities they presented to those who would come to make Los Angeles a global power. Full of primary sources and original documents, Water and Los Angeles will be of interest to both students of Los Angeles and general readers interested in the origins of the city. 
Number of Pages: 156
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History, Rivers
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: William Deverell & Tom Sitton
Language: English
Street Date: October 28, 2016
TCIN: 51973413
UPC: 9780520292420
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-0678
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