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Los Angeles in Civil War Days, 1860–1865

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Most accounts of California’s role in the Civil War focus on the northern part of the state, San Francisco in particular. In Los Angeles in Civil War Days, John W. Robinson looks to the southern half and offers an enlightening sketch of Los Angeles and its people, politics, and economic trends from 1860 to 1865. Drawing on contemporary reports in the Los Angeles Star, Sout ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published May 3rd 2013 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published 1977)
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Nick
Oct 13, 2015 Nick rated it really liked it
The book itself is a treasure trove about the history of Los Angeles during the 1860s, but has a few flaws. The first is that in a few cases the book publishes as fact things that have been later shown to be mere legend. An example of this is the dinner at the Hancock residence which supposedly had several guests who would become Confederate generals. The problem is that the story originates from the MUCH later memory of Hancock's wife, and there was no date that year when all of the men were in ...more
Zach Whitlow
Feb 03, 2015 Zach Whitlow rated it it was amazing
Although a quick read, this book provides some great information about one of the most unsung periods in Los Angeles history. Robinson paints a vivid portrait of what life was like in Southern California during the Civil War.
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