A Companion to California History by William Deverell, David Igler

By William Deverell, David Igler

This quantity of unique essays by means of best students is an leading edge, thorough advent to the historical past and tradition of California.

  • Includes 30 essays through top students within the field
  • Essays diversity greatly throughout views, together with political, social, monetary, and environmental history
  • Essays with comparable techniques are paired and grouped to paintings as person items and as partners to one another in the course of the text
  • Produced in organization with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

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1978. A Companion to California. New York: Oxford University Press. , eds. 2000. The Literature of California: Writings from the Golden State. Berkeley: University of California Press. Huntington, Samuel P. 2004. Who are We? The Challenge to America’s National Identity. New York: Simon & Schuster. Ivey, Bill and Tepper, Steven J. 2006. ” The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 19, 2006. htm McWilliams, Carey. 1949. California: The Great Exception. Berkeley: University of California Press. McWilliams, Carey.

Berkeley: University of California Press. McWilliams, Carey. 2001. “Mecca of the Miraculous,” in Fool’s Paradise: A Carey McWilliams Reader. Berkeley: Heyday Books. Moriarty, Pia. 2004. Immigrant Participatory Arts: An Insight into CommunityBuilding in Silicon Valley. San José: Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley. Ramakrishnan, Karthick and Johnson, Hans P. 2005. “Second-Generation Immigrants in California,” California Counts 6 (4), Public Policy Institute of California. Rawls, James J. and Bean, Walton.

Californians often find it difficult to talk coherently about issues of place because of our willful amnesia, which inevitably leads to confusion about the best means to make a home here (which is not homeowner determinism, which reads mostly as loyalty to property values, as if the only conversation Californians can have about place is the negotiation between seller and buyer). There will soon be nearly 45 million of us in California, and very few of them north or south will know how our landscapes were made or what are the true sources of our water or who sustains the infrastructure of our daily life.

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