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New book on Los Angeles looks at the fits of violence that created the city




“Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles” (W.W. Norton, 2016) by John Mack Faragher
“Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles” (W.W. Norton, 2016) by John Mack Faragher
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Before Los Angeles became the world’s dream factory, before it was the idyllic paradise of surf and sun, the City of Angels started as one of the most violent places in America.

In the new book “Eternity Street,” John Mack Faragher retraces the history of L.A. -- from a small Mexican pueblo where tensions between Indians and Mexicans and Californios were constant, to a place where a county jailed was attacked by a Latino mob, to the Chinatown massacre of 1871, which led to the lynching of 18 Chinese men.

John Mack Faragher will be discussing and signing his new book, “Eternity Street,” tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 9 at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena. Click here for more information.

Guest:

John Mack Faragher, author of “Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles” (W.W. Norton, 2016). He is also a history professor at Yale University