Michelle Zack discusses and signs Southern California Story

12/02/2009 7:00 pm
Location: 
Street:
Vroman's Bookstore
Additional:
695 E. Colorado Blvd
City:
Pasadena
,
Province:
California
Postal Code:
91101
Country:
United States

Michelle ZackMichele Zack, author of Altadena, presents another compelling urban history with Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre. Sierra Madre provides an extraordinary, sharp lens through which to focus on Southern California's intense allure, its history as a real estate deal, and its racial ambivalence. Touching on all aspects of Sierra Madre's history, Zack explores all of the major issues:  the Industrial Revolution, Westward expansion after the Civil War, the role of illness in forming regional culture, Americanization policies of the Progressive Era, and post-war development.