William Deverell is Professor of History at theUniversity of Southern California and Director of theHuntington-USC Institute on California and the West. Recentpublications include A Companion to California History (withDavid Igler, 2008), Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angelesand the Remaking of Its Mexican Past (2004), and A Companionto the American West (2004). He has also co-editor ofLand of Sunshine: An Environmental History of Metropolitan LosAngeles (with Greg Hise, 2005) and Metropolis in the Making:Los Angeles in the 1920s (with Tom Sitton, 2001).Greg Hise is Professor of History at the University ofNevada, Las Vegas. He studies the economies, architecture, andplanning of American cities. Hise is the author of Magnetic LosAngeles: Planning the Twentieth-Century Metropolis (1997), co-author of Eden by Design: The 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Planfor the Los Angeles Region (2000), and co-editor of Land ofSunshine: An Environmental History of Metropolitan Los Angeles(2005), and Rethinking Los Angeles (1996).