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Making Black Los Angeles: Class, Gender, and Community, 1850-1917

Marne L. Campbell


Black Los Angeles started small. The first census of the newly formed Los Angeles County in 1850 recorded only twelve Americans of African descent alongside a population of more than 3,500 Anglo Americans. Over the following seventy years, however, the African American founding families of Los Angeles forged a vibrant community within the increasingly segregated and stratified city. In this book, historian Marne L. Campbell examines the intersections of race, class, and gender to produce a social history of community formation and cultural expression in Los Angeles. Expanding on the traditiona ... More

Keywords: African Americans, The American West, Women/ Gender, Los Angeles/California, Race, Labor/Class, Pentecostalism/Religion, Slavery, Migration, Mexican California, Family/Community, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469629278
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629278.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marne L. Campbell, author
Loyola Marymount University