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California

Author : Kevin Starr
ISBN : 9780812977530
Genre : History
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A definitive, single-volume history of the Golden State ranges from the earliest Native American cultures, through the Spanish and Mexican eras, the Gold Rush, and rise of Hollywood, to the twenty-first century, chronicling the events, places, and personalities that have shaped California. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Category: History

California

Author : Andrew Rolle
ISBN : 9781118701140
Genre : History
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The eighth edition of California: A History covers the entire scope of the history of the Golden State, from before first contact with Europeans through the present; an accessible and compelling narrative that comprises the stories of the many diverse peoples who have called, and currently do call, California home. Explores the latest developments relating to California’s immigration, energy, environment, and transportation concerns Features concise chapters and a narrative approach along with numerous maps, photographs, and new graphic features to facilitate student comprehension Offers illuminating insights into the significant events and people that shaped the lengthy and complex history of a state that has become synonymous with the American dream Includes discussion of recent – and uniquely Californian – social trends connecting Hollywood, social media, and Silicon Valley – and most recently "Silicon Beach"
Category: History

Major Problems In California History

Author : Sucheng Chan
ISBN : UCSC:32106013952418
Genre : History
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This volume compiles carefully selected documents and essays to illuminate the most important controversies in the history of California from the precontact period to the present.
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Golden Dreams

Author : Kevin Starr
ISBN : 9780199924301
Genre : Social Science
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A narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume Americans and the California Dream is an unparalleled work of cultural history. In this volume, Starr covers the crucial postwar period--1950 to 1963--when the California we know today first burst into prominence. Starr brilliantly illuminates the dominant economic, social, and cultural forces in California in these pivotal years. In a powerful blend of telling events, colorful personalities, and insightful analyses, Starr examines such issues as the overnight creation of the postwar California suburb, the rise of Los Angeles as Super City, the reluctant emergence of San Diego as one of the largest cities in the nation, and the decline of political centrism. He explores the Silent Generation and the emergent Boomer youth cult, the Beats and the Hollywood "Rat Pack," the pervasive influence of Zen Buddhism and other Asian traditions in art and design, the rise of the University of California and the emergence of California itself as a utopia of higher education, the cooling of West Coast jazz, freeway and water projects of heroic magnitude, outdoor life and the beginnings of the environmental movement. More broadly, he shows how California not only became the most populous state in the Union, but in fact evolved into a mega-state en route to becoming the global commonwealth it is today. Golden Dreams continues an epic series that has been widely recognized for its signal contribution to the history of American culture in California. It is a book that transcends its stated subject to offer a wealth of insight into the growth of the Sun Belt and the West and indeed the dramatic transformation of America itself in these pivotal years following the Second World War.
Category: Social Science

Embattled Dreams

Author : Kevin Starr
ISBN : 0195168976
Genre : History
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This volume deals with the years of World War II and after. In the 1940s California changed from a regional centre into the dominant economic, social and cultural force it has been in America ever since.
Category: History

Coast Of Dreams

Author : Kevin Starr
ISBN : 9780307795267
Genre : History
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In this extraordinary book, Kevin Starr–widely acknowledged as the premier historian of California, the scope of whose scholarship the Atlantic Monthly has called “breathtaking”–probes the possible collapse of the California dream in the years 1990—2003. In a series of compelling chapters, Coast of Dreams moves through a variety of topics that show the California of the last decade, when the state was sometimes stumbling, sometimes humbled, but, more often, flourishing with its usual panache. From gang violence in Los Angeles to the spectacular rise–and equally spectacular fall–of Silicon Valley, from the Northridge earthquake to the recall of Governor Gray Davis, Starr ranges over myriad facts, anecdotes, news stories, personal impressions, and analyses to explore a time of unprecedented upheaval in California. Coast of Dreams describes an exceptional diversity of people, cultures, and values; an economy that mirrors the economic state of the nation; a battlefield where industry and the necessities of infrastructure collide with the inherent demands of a unique and stunning natural environment. It explores California politics (including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s election in the 2003 recall), the multifaceted business landscape, and controversial icons such as O. J. Simpson. “Historians of the future,” Starr writes, “will be able to see with more certainty whether or not the period 1990-2003 was not only the end of one California but the beginning of another”; in the meantime, he gives a picture of the place and time in a book at once sweeping and riveting in its details, deeply informed, engagingly personal, and altogether fascinating. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: History

Rulers And Rebels

Author : Laurence H. Shoup
ISBN : 1450255914
Genre : History
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The ruling class in early California tried to maintain power with an iron grip, but it faced plenty of rebellions from disenfranchised groups seeking some clout of their own.Take a trip back in time to the state's earliest years and discover the untold history of the working poor, blacks, immigrants, Native Americans, and other groups who sought to assert their human rights. Their numerous organized and unorganized rebellions, demonstrations, and boycotts altered history and taught valuable lessons that continue to be significant today.Historian Laurence H. Shoup relies on primary documents and historical resources to prove human rights become real and alive when people engage in direct action. Examining the Gold Rush, the rise of industrial capitalism, the onset of the Civil War and other important events that led to conflict between different groups, "Rulers and Rebels" explores how the rebels of early California paved the way for democracy. Shoup continues a tradition of historical, nonfiction storytelling with a book that explores the different viewpoints and actions of California's "Rulers and Rebels."
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Americans And The California Dream 1850 1915

Author : Kevin Starr
ISBN : 9780199923250
Genre : Social Science
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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 Californians but also on the rest of the country.
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Peoples And Empires

Author : Anthony Pagden
ISBN : 9780307431592
Genre : History
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Written by one of the world’s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires—the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British—and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between “us” and “them,” culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the periphery. It’s the history of how conquerors justified conquest, and how colonists and the colonized changed each other beyond all recognition. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Little Known Tales In California History

Author : Alton Pryor
ISBN : 9780966005318
Genre : History
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This book has 41 different chapters on California's gold rush and development history. Read about The Lost Spanish Galleon, Pegleg Smith's Lost Gold Mine, Joaquin Murrieta, and railroad titans.
Category: History