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California : land of new beginnings

Print Book, English, [1987], ©1972
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, [1987], ©1972
480 pages : maps ; 23 cm
9780803279247, 9780803228740, 0803279248, 0803228740
Part I: A touch of madness
For greater glory
First plantings
Bricks without straw
Part II: The advent of the Americans
Illegal entry
By land as well as by sea
What do you do with a tame Indian?
The schemers
Sculpturing a war
The impatient conquerors
Part III: Lost in a golden wilderness
"It made my heart thump"
The deluge
"Wild, free, disorderly, and grotesque"
A harness for the tiger
Organized violence
The fevers of prosperity
Ride the whirlwind
Part IV: More stately plunder
Still bigger bonanzas
The transportation trap
Mastering the land
Boil and bubble
Part V: The big shift
The sound of the boom
New brooms
Water's dreadful price
The creakings of the gravy train
Part VI: Into now
Double helpings of the same
The juggernauts
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1972
"A Bison book."