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Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, 1865-1941

Jessica M. Kim


In this compelling narrative of capitalist development and revolutionary response, Jessica M. Kim reexamines the rise of Los Angeles from a small town to a global city against the backdrop of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Gilded Age economics, and American empire. It is a far-reaching transnational history, chronicling how Los Angeles boosters transformed the borderlands through urban and imperial capitalism at the end of the nineteenth century and how the Mexican Revolution redefined those same capitalist networks into the twentieth. Kim draws on archives in the United States and Mexico to arg ... More

Keywords: Los Angeles history, Borderlands history, U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Urban history, American empire, U.S.-Mexico relations, History of capitalism, History of the American West, Mexican Revolution, Race and ethnicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469651347
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651347.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica M. Kim, author
California State University, Northridge