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California : a history

Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, ©2005.
Series: Modern Library chronicles, 23.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a comprehensive history of the state of California describing its early native peoples, Spanish conquest, the Gold Rush of 1848, the railroad, San Francisco earthquake, and much more.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Starr, Kevin.
California.
New York : Modern Library, ©2005
(DLC) 2005043857
(OCoLC)59360288
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Starr
ISBN: 9780307430755 0307430758 1299108970 9781299108974
OCLC Number: 669067132
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 370 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Queen Calafia's Island: Place and first people. --
Laws of the Indies: The Spanish Colonial era. --
A troubled territory: Mexican California. --
Striking it rich: The establishment of an American state. --
Regulation, railroad, and revolution: Achievement and turmoil in the new state. --
The higher provincialism: American life in an emergent region. --
Great expectations: Creating the infra-structure of a mega-state. --
Making it happen: Labor through the Great Depression and beyond. --
War and peace: Garrison state and suburban growth. --
O brave new world!: Seeking utopia through science and technology. --
An imagined place: Art and life on the coast of dreams. --
Ecumenopolis: Forging a world society. --
Arnold!: Stewardship or squandered legacy?
Series Title: Modern Library chronicles, 23.
Responsibility: Kevin Starr.
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Presents a comprehensive history of the state of California describing its early native peoples, Spanish conquest, the Gold Rush of 1848, the railroad, San Francisco earthquake, and much more.

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