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Reinventing Long Beach: The fight for space and place in post -Cold War Long Beach, 1990-1999
by Lorscheider, Matthew Kilpinen, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 165; 1521593
Abstract (Summary)

In 1991, the federal government ordered the closure of the Long Beach Naval Station and Naval Hospital, signaling the beginning of the end of the Navy's fifty-year presence in the city. Set against the backdrop of a growing global economy and the emergence of the United States as the preeminent global consumer, the local fallout from the base closures represented national and global anxieties played out at a local level. Each chapter describes a particular vignette within this larger story, a fight over the future of a specific space, with each fight having a connection to the city-and the nation's-new role in the post-Cold War world.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schrank, Sarah L.
Commitee: Igmen, Ali F., Jocoy, Christine, Luhr, Eileen
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: History
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American history, Military history
Publication Number: 1521593
ISBN: 978-1-267-79022-4
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