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Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865–1941 (The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History) by [Jessica M. Kim]

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Kim is deft in tying together the histories of Mexico, the US-Mexican borderlands, and the US West. This engaging and timely book is a welcome addition to the literature on these various subjects.--CHOICE

Offers useful andthought-provoking insights for historians interested in imperialism, urban development, capitalism, and race, as well as for scholars of revolutionary Mexico and U.S.-Latin American relations.--
Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Imperial Metropolis places Mexico at the center of a conversation on the changing state of American expansion, a historical reality that scholars of American empire—drawn to Hawaii and the Philippines in the 1890s—have generally missed. It will certainly spark new and important conversations related to the borderlands and Southern Californian historiography ... and explains how Los Angeles became a city with global reach and power via its unique history and positioning in the borderlands.--Diplomatic History

An ambitious, highly original, and captivating study. Kim's wide range of U.S. and Mexican archival sources allows her to present a fine-grained contrapuntal history that carefully heeds the making, operating, and unmaking of empire on the ground in both Los Angeles and several Mexican regions. Written in a compelling, engaging style,
it is is an outstanding history of Los Angeles that convincingly demonstrates thatthe "city of quartz" is also a city of empire.--H-Diplo

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.


This is an excellent book--Kim is a beautiful writer, her characters are fascinating, and her arguments about how Mexico shaped the City of Angels make a robust contribution to borderlands history.--Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07PWJ5S7F
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The University of North Carolina Press (August 9, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 9, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 17587 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 292 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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