Karen Wilson and Daniel Lynch

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Karen S. Wilson, Ph.D., is a historian of the American West, specializing in the social and economic history of Los Angeles. She curated the 2013 exhibition, Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic, for the Autry National Center and edited a collection of essays published under the same title by University of California Press. Currently, she is working on a book about social networks and frontier community development.

Daniel Lynch is a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. History at UCLA. Previously, he taught history for nine years at the middle and high school level in Southern California public schools. His dissertation focuses on the nineteenth-century convergence in greater Los Angeles of Southerners, migrants from the antebellum South, and Californios, the Spanish-surnamed cattle ranchers of Alta California.