View Full Version : Los Angeles history - Los Pobladores

02-24-2010, 04:22 AM
Hi everyone,

I know this is a total longshot, but can anyone recommend a good book on the social history of the Los Angeles pueblo or nearby ranchos, especially encompassing 1809?


Linda Adams
02-25-2010, 06:25 AM
When I was in college, we studied California history, which did cover the areas you're looking for--especially since it's so much a part of all of California. The instructor wrote the textbook (this was in 1981, so I'm guessing the book is long out of print), but it stands to reason you might be able to find something on a California university website. On a quick search, I got this: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/rancho.html That one's not documented with sources, but you should be able to find others. You could check UCLA and CSUN.

If your library has an online research database (mine has one that searches magazines and newspapers), also try there for local interest articles. I've found some stuff I didn't expect would be published in the newspaper, so you can never tell.

Also check on the missions, since there's a lot of California history there, and you're bound to find information leading to the specific material you're looking for.

Kitty Pryde
02-25-2010, 06:47 AM
http://www.lapl.org/resources/en/el_pueblo.html Photo collection from the LA public library with photos of LA back when it had a really long-ass name.

And some California history links here: http://www.lapl.org/resources/inet/history.html

02-25-2010, 05:40 PM
In 1809 there weren't even many people in the area. In the 1830's there were scattered ranches but nothing like a town.

03-01-2010, 10:27 PM
thanks guys! :)