Once a small mexican pueblo teeming with californios indians and americans all armed with bowie knives and colt revolvers it was among the most murderous locales in the californian frontier in eternity street violence and justice in frontier los angeles a vivid disturbing portrait of early los angeles publishers weekly john mack . Frontier justice was brutal in los angeles and eternity street gets to the heart of the matter by jill leovy eternity street violence and justice in frontier los angeles. Eternity street violence and justice in frontier los angeles does not disappoint this book feels like growing up in los angeles county most california history i learned or remembered had to do with the spanish missions and the gold rush. Eternity street recounts the struggle to achieve justice amid the turmoil of a loosely governed frontier and it delivers a piercing look at the birth of this quintessentially american city in the 1850s the city of angels was infamous as one of the most murderous societies in america. Eternity street tells the story of a violent place in a violent time the rise of los angeles from its origins as a small mexican pueblo in a masterful narrative john mack faragher relates a dramatic history of conquest and ethnic suppression of collective disorder and interpersonal conflict
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