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Allison Varzally

Dr. Allison Varzally is a Professor of History at UC Fullterton and specializes in the social, cultural, and political history of intercultural relations in 20th century California.

Harrison Gray Otis, Founding Publisher of the Chandler Dynasty, centralized, militarized and gave clear strategic direction to the city’s elite. (Courtesy The Huntington Library)
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Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times

Carey McWilliams: Challenging The Chandlers’ Los Angeles

Carey McWilliams built a career in print that contradicted the dreamlike image of California heavily promoted by Harrison Gray Otis and his son-in-law/successor, Harry Chandler. 
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