Download PDF by William Deverell, David Igler: A Companion to California History

By William Deverell, David Igler

ISBN-10: 1405161833

ISBN-13: 9781405161831

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

  • Includes 30 essays by means of top students within the field
  • Essays diversity largely throughout views, together with political, social, financial, and environmental history
  • Essays with related ways 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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Rawls, James J. and Bean, Walton. 2003. California: An Interpretive History, 8th edn. San Francisco: McGraw-Hill. Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez. 2006. “Disappointment,” California Magazine (January/February), 117 (1): 15. Rohrbough, Malcolm J. 1997. Days of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the American Nation. Berkeley: University of California Press. Schrag, Peter. 1998. Paradise Lost: California’s Experience, America’s Future. Berkeley: University of California Press. Schrag, Peter. 2006. California: America’s High-Stakes Experiment.

A dream is what people project on to the state before they arrive here, and the only thing that makes it a California dream is their chosen destination, their belief that California is a place where one can change one’s place, one’s neighbors, and make a new start. This has proven to be true often enough to encourage many to come here, but disappointment is what they feel when those dreams are not confirmed by their experience here. Those who try to 14 james quay impose their dreams on the landscape, who meet neighbors they do not like or who do not like them, who never make California home, find the California dream turns into the California disappointment.

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. 2006. ” The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 19, 2006. htm McWilliams, Carey. 1949.

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