Question: tell me again, what a city is?
From The Free Dictionary:
n., pl. cit•ies.1. a large or important town.2. (in the U.S.) an incorporated municipality, usu. governed by a mayor and council.3. the inhabitants of a city collectively: The entire city is celebrating.
From City of Quartz:
“The mission literature [of Los Angeles] depicted the history of race relations as a pastoral ritual of obedience and paternalism: ‘graceful Indians, happy as peasants in an Italian opera, knelt dutifully before the Franciscans to receive the baptism of a superior culture, while in the background the angelus tolled from a swallow-guarded campanile, and a choir of friars intoned the Te Deum‘.”
If so, just why did they do this? Or, with what objective?
Again, from Professor Davis:
“With sunshine and the open shop as their main assets, and allied with the great transcontinental railroads (the region’s largest landowners), a syndicate of developers, bankers and transport magnates led by Otis [Chandler, of The L.A. Times] and his son-in-law, Harry Chandler, set out to sell Los Angeles – as no city had ever been sold – to the restless but affluent babbitry of the Middle West.”
So many questions, and so little time! But we’ll find a way.
With more soon,