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Americans and the California dream, 1850-1915

Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986, ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents California's early years, drawing from biographical and cultural records to reveal the dreams of the individuals who settled the state.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Starr
ISBN: 0195042336 9780195042337
OCLC Number: 14002559
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1973.
Description: xviii, 494 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Prophetic patterns, 1786-1850 --
Beyond Eldorado --
City on a hill --
A rapid, monstrous maturity --
"Because I am a Californian": the loyalties of Josiah Royce --
Sport, mountaineering, and life on the land --
The Sonoma finale of Jack London, rancher --
Bohemian shores --
The city beautiful and the San Francisco Fair --
Life among the best and truest: David Starr Jordan and the founding of Stanford University --
Gertrude Atherton, daughter of the elite --
An American Mediterranean --
Americans and the California dream.
Responsibility: Kevin Starr.
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Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks to discover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on  Read more...

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A captivating narrative that documents the importance of myth and imagination in attracting Americans to California before World War I. * R.H. Limbaugh, University of the Pacific * A highly original Read more...

 
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