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A companion to California history

Author: William Francis Deverell; David Igler
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.
Series: Blackwell companions to American history, 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume of original essays by leading scholars is an innovative, thorough introduction to the history and culture of California from its inception to the present day.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Forschungsbericht
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Francis Deverell; David Igler
ISBN: 9781405161831 1405161833
OCLC Number: 226292035
Description: xv, 521 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Introductory essays. Beyond dreams and disappointments: defining California through culture / James Quay --
Reading, misreading, and redeeming the golden state: defining California through history / D.J. Waldie --
I though California would be different: defining California through visual culture / Catherine Gudis --
At the crossroads: defining California through the global economy / Richard A. Walker --
Part 2. Early California. Junipero Serra across the generations / Steven W. Hackel --
Alta California, the Pacific, and international commerce before the Gold Rush / David Igler --
Licit and illicit unions: engendering Mexican society / Rosamaria Toruno Tanghetti --
Race and immigration in the nineteenth century / Omar Valerio-Jimenez --
Part 3. Conquest and Statehood. The 1850s / William Deverell --
Nature and Conquest: after the deluge of '49 / Douglas Cazaux Sackman --
Native Californians in the nineteenth century --
William Bauer, Jr. --
Transformation in late nineteenth-century rural california / David Vaught --
Transnational commercial orbits / Robert Chao Romero --
Reconsidering conservation / Benjamin Heber Johnson --
Religion in the early twentieth century / Darren Dochuk --
Immigration, race, and the progressives / Lon Kurashige --
New Deal, no deal: the 1930s / Rick Wartzman --
Part 4. Modern California. World War II / Arthur Verge --
Between liberation and oppression: gay politics and identity / Daniel Hurewitz --
Making muliculturalism: immigration, race, and the twentieth century / Kevin Allen Leonard --
The long 1950s / Shana Bernstein --
Apportionment politics, 1920-1970 / Douglas Smith --
Under the warm California sun: youth culture in the postwar decades / Kirse Granat May --
At the center of Indian country / Nicolas G. Rosenthal --
Sexual revolutions and sexual politics / Josh Sides --
A generation of leaders, but not in the fields: the legacy of Cesar Chavez / Miriam Pawel --
Hollywood changes its Script / John Horn --
Part 5. California prospects in the twenty-first century. Immigration and race in the twenty-first century / Bill Ong Hing --
Political prospects in the twenty-first century / Raphael J. Sonenshein --
Environmental prospects in the twenty-first century / Jon Christensen.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to American history, 17.
Responsibility: edited by William Deverell and David Igler.
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