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California : an interpretive history

Author: James J Rawls; Walton Bean
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James J Rawls; Walton Bean
ISBN: 9780073406961 0073406961
OCLC Number: 664665804
Description: xvii, 552 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. California beginnings. --
Geography and history --
The original Californians --
European exploration and founding --
Outposts of a dying empire --
A marginal province of a troubled republic --
American infiltration --
pt. 2. The rush for riches. --
The American conquest --
The Gold Rush and economic development --
A new state and frontier politics --
Crime and punishment --
Racial oppression and conflict --
Culture and anarchy --
pt. 3. The railroad era. --
Building the Central Pacific railroad --
The "Terrible Seventies"--
Political turmoil and a new constitution --
Economic growth --
Culture and oligarchy --
Politics in the era of railroad domination --
pt. 4. Modernization and its discontents. --
Labor and capital --
The roots of reform --
The republican progressives in power --
The triumph of conservatism --
New industries for southern California --
Controversies over land and water --
pt. 5. The state and the nation. --
The Great Depression --
Cultural trends --
Wartime growth and problems --
Politics California style --
Industrialized agriculture and disorganized labor --
Diversity and conflict --
pt. 6. The challenge of California. --
A season of discontent --
Culture and identity --
Recent California politics --
The environment and energy --
The new California economy --
Contemporary California society.
Responsibility: James J. Rawls, Walton Bean.


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