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Inventing the dream : California through the Progressive Era

Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This second volume of Starr's cultural history of the Golden State focuses on the turn-of-the-century years and the emergence of Southern California as a regional culture in its own right.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Starr
ISBN: 0195042344 : 9780195042344
OCLC Number: 22442842
Notes: Continued by the author's Material dreams.
Description: xi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Place, patterns, premises --
Early sojourners and formulations --
Art and life in the turn-of-the-century Southland --
Pasadena and the Arroyo: two modes of Bohemia --
Works, days, Georgic beginnings --
Arthur Page Brown and the dream of San Francisco --
Reforming California --
Progressivism and after --
Stories and dreams: the movies come to Southern California --
Hollywood, mass culture, and the Southern California experience.
Responsibility: Kevin Starr.

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"In this robust sequel to Americans and the California Dream (1973), Starr traces how Southern Californians 'defined their region to themselves and to others in the 1850-1920 period'...[Starr] Read more...

 
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