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City of Inmates – Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965 - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965

Kelly Lytle Hernández

Abstract

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world’s leading incarcerator. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence, historian Kelly Lytle Hernández unmasks how histories of native elimination, immigrant exclusion, and black disappearance drove the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles. In this telling, which spans from the Spanish colonial era to the outbreak of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, Hernández documents the persistent h ... More

Keywords: settler colonialism, mass incarceration, Los Angeles, American West, immigration control, immigrant detention, police violence, U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Mexican Revolution, Black West

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469631189
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631189.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kelly Lytle Hernández, author
University of California, Los Angeles