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Dr. Josh Sides



L.A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present (Berkeley : University of California Press, 2004)

Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009) Winner: Lewis Mumford Prize from the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, 2009-2010; Winner: Best Book of 2009, Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality.

(ed.) Post Ghetto: Reimagining South Los Angeles (Huntington Library/University of California Press, 2012)



"The Ambiguous Legacies of the 1992 Riots," in ed. David Sloane, Planning Los Angeles (Chicago: APA Planners Press, 2012) (forthcoming)

"Sexual Propositions: The Bedroom and the Ballot," Boom: A Journal of California I (Number 3, 2011), 30-43. Full Text

“Sexual Revolutions and Sexual Politics ,” in eds. Deverell and Igler, Blackwell Companion to California History (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008): 416-427.

"Corporate Retailers and the American Ghetto: A Perspective from L.A," The Next American City 9 (Fall 2005)

"Straight Into Compton: American Dreams and Urban Nightmares in a Southern California Suburb," American Quarterly 56.3 (2004) 583-605. Full Text

“Excavating the Postwar Sex District in San Francisco ,” Journal of Urban History 32 (2006):355-379.

"A Simple Quest for Dignity: African American L.A. Since World War II." in City of Promise: Race and Historical Change in Los Angeles, eds. Schiesl and Dodge (Claremont: Regina Press, 2006)

“‘You Understand My Condition:' The Civil Rights Congress in the Los Angeles African American Community, 1946-1952,” Pacific Historical Review 67 (May 1998): 233-257.

“Rethinking Black Migration: A Perspective From the West,” in Scott E. Casper, ed. , Moving Stories: Migration and the American West, 1850-2000 ( Reno : University of Nevada Press, 2001): 185-211.

“Battle on the Home Front: African American Shipyard Workers in World War II Los Angeles ,” California History (Fall 1996): 250-263.

"The Governor's Commission on the Los Angeles Riots," in Organizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Association (New York: Garland Publishing, 2000): 248-249.

"Los Angeles Riots, 1992," in Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History (New York: Facts on File, 2009)



"Renewal Through Retail? The Impact of Corporate Retail Investment in South Los Angeles (Northridge: Center for Southern California Studies, 2008) Full Text

"The Northeastern San Fernando Valley: A Snapshot of Poverty Indicators (Northridge: Center for Southern California Studies, 2011) Full Text

"MEND Service Area Abbreviated Study: 2000-2010" (Northridge: Center for Southern California Studies, 2012) Full Text

Book Reviews:

Judith Stein, Running Steel, Running America: Race, Economic Policy, and the Decline of Liberalism (Univeristy of North Carolina, 1998) in Law and History Review, v. 18, n. 3, Fall 2000: 712.

Eric Arneson, Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality (Harvard University Press, 2001) in Labor History , v. 43, n. 2 (May 2002)

Lawrence B. De Graaf , Kevin Mulroy , and Quintard Taylor, eds. Seeking El Dorado : African Americans in California (University of Washington, 2001) on Humanities-Net , October, 2001

Tom Sitton and William Deverell, eds. Metropolis in the Making: Los Angeles in the 1920s (University of California Press, 2001) in Pacific Historical Review 71 (November 2002): 690-691.

James Thomas Keane, Fritz B. Burns and the Development of Los Angeles (Historical Society of Southern California, 2001) in Pacific Historical Review 72 (May 2003): 312-313.

Clark Davis and David Igler , eds . The Human Tradition in California in Southern California Quarterly 85 (4): 481-482

Robert O. Self, American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (Princeton University Press, 2003) in Urban History

Douglas Flamming, Bound for Freedom: Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005) in Southern California Quarterly

Matthew C. Whitaker, Race Work: The Rise of Civil Rights in the Urban West in Pacific Historical Review

Ruth Milkman, L.A Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the US Labor Movement, in Business History Review

James K. Kopp, Eden Within Eden: Oregon's Utopian Heritage, in Pacific Northwest Quarterly 100 (4) (Fall 2009)

Carl Abbott, How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in North America, in Pacific Northwest Quarterly 100 (1) (Winter 2008/2009)

C. Todd White, Pre-Gay LA: A Social History of the Movement for Homosexual Rights in Pacific History Review 79 (3) (August 2010): 484-486.