A Companion to California History by William Deverell, David Igler

By William Deverell, David Igler

This quantity of unique essays through top students is an leading edge, thorough creation to the heritage and tradition of California.

  • Includes 30 essays via major students within the field
  • Essays diversity broadly throughout views, together with political, social, fiscal, and environmental history
  • Essays with related 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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New York: Oxford University Press. Starr, Kevin. 1985. Inventing the Dream: California through the Progressive Era. New York: Oxford University Press. Starr, Kevin. 1990. Material Dreams: Southern California through the 1920s. New York: Oxford University Press. Starr, Kevin. 1996. Endangered Dreams: The Great Depression in California. New York: Oxford University Press. defining california through culture 21 Starr, Kevin. 1997. The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s. New York: Oxford University Press.

The histories we tell about the places in which we live have a shaping power over those places. If you had stood on a levee overlooking the Los Angeles River on any summer day in the last 30 years, anywhere below the sharp loop the river makes at the industrial city of Vernon, when the only thing stirring on the flat waste of riverbed concrete is the reclaimed waste water running in the “low flow” slot down the middle of the channel, skepticism surely would have triumphed over any hope that meaning still clings to so many miles of glaring whiteness.

California Uncovered: Stories for the 21st Century. Berkeley: Heyday Books. Hanson, Victor Davis. 2003. Mexifornia: A State of Becoming. San Francisco: Encounter Books. Hart, James D. 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.

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