California : An Interpretive History / Edition 6

California : An Interpretive History / Edition 6

by J. James Rawls
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070042691

ISBN-13: 9780070042698

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This superb brief book,written by one of the preeminent young historians,is a careful balance of political,diplomatic,social,cultural,economic and legal history. While based on the best selling American History: A Survey,by Brinkley,Current,Friedel,and Williams,this book is completely rewritten at the sentence level for clarity and coherence. Eleven of the

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This superb brief book,written by one of the preeminent young historians,is a careful balance of political,diplomatic,social,cultural,economic and legal history. While based on the best selling American History: A Survey,by Brinkley,Current,Friedel,and Williams,this book is completely rewritten at the sentence level for clarity and coherence. Eleven of the popular Where Historian Disagree essays are included/appear in this book. This book features intriguing autobiographical essays,written by Alan Brinkley,on notable American figures. Although an inexpensive book,an extensive illustration program is also featured. American History: A Survey,Brief Edition is the first book with the McGraw-Hill Humanities imprint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070042698
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Introduction: Geography and History
CHAPTER 2: The Original Californian
CHAPTER 3: Discovery, Exploration, and Founding
CHAPTER 4: Outposts of a Dying Empire
CHAPTER 5: A Marginal Province of a Troubled Republic
CHAPTER 6: American Infiltration: Traders, Trappers and Settlers
CHAPTER 7: The American Conquest
CHAPTER 8: The Gold Rush
CHAPTER 9: A New State and Frontier Politics
CHAPTER 10: Crime and Punishment
CHAPTER 11: Racial Oppression and Economic Conflict
CHAPTER 12: Culture and Anarchy
CHAPTER 13: A Frontier Economy
CHAPTER 14: Building the Central Pacific Railroad
CHAPTER 15: The "Terrible Seventies"
CHAPTER 16: Political Turmoil and a New Constitution
CHAPTER 17: Economic Growth
CHAPTER 18: Culture and Oligarchy
CHAPTER 19: Politics in the Era of Railroad Domination
CHAPTER 20: Labor and Capital
CHAPTER 21: The Roots of Reform
CHAPTER 22: The Republican Progressives in Power
CHAPTER 23: The Triumph of Conservation
(and more...)

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