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Deverell, William 1962-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 286 publications in 2 languages and 14,423 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: F591, 978
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Most widely held works about William Deverell
 
Most widely held works by William Deverell
Whitewashed adobe : the rise of Los Angeles and the remaking of its Mexican past by William Deverell( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicling the rise of Los Angeles through shifting ideas of race and ethnicity, William Deverell offers a unique perspective on how the city grew and changed. Whitewashed Adobe considers six different developments in the history of the city - among them the cementing of the Los Angeles River, the outbreak of the bubonic plague in 1924, and the evolution of America's largest brickyard in the 1920s. In an absorbing narrative illustrated by many previously unpublished period photographs, Deverell shows how a city that was once part of Mexico itself came of age through appropriating - and even obliterating - the region's connections to Mexican places and people."--Jacket
Metropolis in the making : Los Angeles in the 1920s by William Deverell( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles came of age in the 1920s. The great boom of that decade gave shape to the L.A. of today: its vast suburban sprawl and reliance on the automobile, its prominence as a financial and industrial center, and the rise of Hollywood as the film capital of the world. This collection of original essays explores the making of the Los Angeles metropolis during this remarkable decade. The authors examine the city's racial, political, cultural, and industrial dynamics, making this volume an essential guide to understanding the rise of Los Angeles as one of the most important cities in the world
Railroad crossing : Californians and the railroad, 1850-1910 by William Deverell( )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and French and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing so changed nineteenth-century America as did the railroad. Growing up together, the iron horse and the young nation developed a fast friendship. This is the story of what happened to that friendship, particularly in California, and it illuminates the chaos that was industrial America from the middle of the nineteenth century through the first decade of the twentieth. No railroad was more crucial for California than the transcontinental line linking East to West. With Gold Rush prosperity fading, Californians looked to the railroad as the state's new savior. But social upheaval and economic disruption came down the tracks along with growth and opportunity. Analyzing the changes wrought by the railroad, William Deverell reveals the contradictory roles that technology and industrial capitalism played in the lives of Americans. That contrast was especially apparent in California, where the gigantic corporate "Octopus"--The Southern Pacific Railroad--held near-monopoly status. Deverell's lively study is peopled by a rich and disparate cast: railroad barons, newspaper editors, novelists, union activists, feminists, farmers, and the railroad workers themselves. Together, their lives reflect the many tensions--political, social, and economic--that accompanied the industrial transition of turn-of-the-century America.--From publisher description
California progressivism revisited by Tom Sitton( )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to the American West by William Deverell( )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rigorous introduction to the history of the American West. Over 20 essays by expert scholars synthesize the best work in the field. Each essay covers a subtopic of American Western history, its major concerns and its major works to provide an overview of themes and historiography
Land of sunshine : an environmental history of metropolitan Los Angeles( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Working forward from ancient times and ancient ecologies to the very recent past, Land of Sunshine is an exploration of the environmental history of greater Los Angeles. Rather than decrying the lost opportunities of "roads not taken," these essays, by nineteen leading geologists, ecologists, and historians, instead consider the changing dynamics both of the city and of nature." "The result is a portrait of Los Angeles that will serve planners, communities, and environmentalists as they look to the past for clues, if not blueprints, for enhancing the quality and viability of cities."--Jacket
A companion to California history by William Deverell( )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of original essays is a thorough introduction to the history and culture of California. The essays range widely across perspectives, including political, social, economic, and environmental history
Water and Los Angeles : a tale of three rivers, 1900-1941 by William Deverell( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Los Angeles rose to significance in the first half of the twentieth century by way of its complex relationship to three rivers: the Los Angeles, the Owens, and the Colorado. The remarkable urban and suburban trajectory of southern California since then cannot be fully understood without reference to the ways in which each of these three river systems came to be connected to the metropolitan future of the region. This history of growth must be understood in full consideration of all three of these rivers and the challenges and opportunities they presented to those who would come to make Los Angeles a global power. Full of primary sources and original documents, Water and Los Angeles will be of interest to both students of Los Angeles and general readers interested in the origins of the city"--Provided by publisher
A companion to Los Angeles by William Deverell( )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Companion to Los Angeles' is a study of America's second largest city and consists of 25 original essays, which collectively assess the best and most important work to date on its complex history
Eden by design : the 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew plan for the Los Angeles region by Greg Hise( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1930 the Olmosted Brothers and Bartholomew and Associates submitted a report, "Parks, Playgrounds, and Beaches in the Los Angeles Region," to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The plan is a model of ambitious, intelligent, sensitive planning, but after a flurry of enthusiasm in the newspapers, it dropped from sight and no action was taken on its proposals. In this book Greg Hise and William Deverell examine the reasons it was called for, analyze why it failed, and open a discussion about the future of urban public space. In addition to their introduction and a facsimile reproduction of the report, Eden by Design includes a dialogue between Hise, Deverell, and widely admired landscape architect Laurie Olin that illuminates the significance of the Olmsted-Bartholomew report and places it in the history of American landscape planning. Book jacket."--Jacket
LA's early moderns : art, architecture, photography by Victoria Dailey( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaped by the West by William Deverell( )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shaped by the West is a primary-source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens. America's expansion west was the driving force for issues of democracy, politics, race, freedom, and property. The sources included in this volume reflect the important role of the West in national narratives of American history, from the pre-Columbian era to 1877. William Deverell and Anne F. Hyde provide a nuanced look at the past, balancing topics in society and politics and representing all kinds of westerners--black and white, native and immigrant, male and female, powerful and powerless--from more than twenty states across the West and the shifting frontier."--Provided by publisher
Los Angeles Union Station( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union Station today is a celebrated architectural icon and vibrant centerpiece of Los Angeles's regional transportation network. Designed by John and Donald B. Parkinson, its mission revival architecture speaks to a mythic vision of Spanish heritage, but with streamline moderne and art deco details. At first glance this masterpiece, conceived as a magnificent gateway to the growing metropolis, offers no hint of the civic, financial, and legal battles surrounding its development, siting, style, and construction--battles that were waged across decades in the early twentieth century and that went as high as the U.S. Supreme Court. Los Angeles Union Station explores this compelling example of how transit and corporations disrupted regional balances of power and political economies. Aided by new research and beautiful drawings from the Getty Research Institute's archive, the authors demonstrate how contentious politics informed architectural design--and the many ways in which Union Station was at the heart of the rise of Los Angeles. The book accompanies the exhibition No Further West, on view at the Los Angeles Public Library from May 2 through August 10, 2014
Shaped by the West by William Deverell( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shaped by the West is a primary-source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens. America's expansion west was the driving force for issues of democracy, politics, race, freedom, and property. The sources included in this volume reflect the important role of the West in national narratives of American history, from the pre-Columbian era to 1877. William Deverell and Anne F. Hyde provide a nuanced look at the past, balancing topics in society and politics and representing all kinds of westerners--black and white, native and immigrant, male and female, powerful and powerless--from more than twenty states across the West and the shifting frontier."--Provided by publisher
The West in the history of the nation : a reader by William Deverell( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American West chronicle( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States history by William Deverell( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States history : beginnings to 1877 by William Deverell( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941 by Darryl Holter( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States history : Civil War to the present by William Deverell( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Metropolis in the making : Los Angeles in the 1920s
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Metropolis in the making : Los Angeles in the 1920sRailroad crossing : Californians and the railroad, 1850-1910California progressivism revisitedA companion to the American WestLand of sunshine : an environmental history of metropolitan Los AngelesA companion to California historyA companion to Los AngelesEden by design : the 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew plan for the Los Angeles region
Alternative Names
Deverell William

Deverell William 1962-....

Deverell, William Francis

William Deverell American historian

William Deverell historiador estadounidense

William Deverell historien américain

Уильям Деверелл

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English (207)

French (1)