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Gilbert Estrada earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern California. An urban historian, he also teaches Chicano and environmental courses at Southland universities and writes about Southern California history.

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The Historical Roots of Gentrification in Boyle Heights

Perhaps more than any other community in Southeast L.A., Boyle Heights' residents are the most at-risk of displacement and a loss of community due to rising gentrification.
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The 710 Long Beach Freeway: A History of America's Most Important Freeway

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Brief History of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

The ports have helped transform the City of Angels into the largest business investment in America.
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