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…  See more details below

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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

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction: Geography and History1
Ch. 2The Original Californians3
Ch. 3Discovery, Exploration, and Founding11
Ch. 4Outposts of a Dying Empire29
Ch. 5A Marginal Province of a Troubled Republic45
Ch. 6American Infiltration: Traders, Trappers, and Settlers57
Ch. 7The American Conquest69
Ch. 8The Gold Rush82
Ch. 9A New State and Frontier Politics96
Ch. 10Crime and Punishment109
Ch. 11Racial Oppression and Economic Conflict120
Ch. 12Culture and Anarchy136
Ch. 13A Frontier Economy146
Ch. 14Building the Central Pacific Railroad155
Ch. 15The "Terrible Seventies"165
Ch. 16Political Turmoil and a New Constitution177
Ch. 17Economic Growth187
Ch. 18Culture and Oligarchy200
Ch. 19Politics in the Era of Railroad Domination217
Ch. 20Labor and Capital228
Ch. 21The Roots of Reform240
Ch. 22The Republican Progressives in Power252
Ch. 23The Triumph of Conservatism267
Ch. 24New Industries for Southern California279
Ch. 25Controversies over Land and Water293
Ch. 26The Great Depression308
Ch. 27Cultural Trends320
Ch. 28Wartime Growth and Problems334
Ch. 29Politics California Style347
Ch. 30Industrialized Agriculture and Disorganized Labor364
Ch. 31Diversity and Conflict377
Ch. 32A Season of Discontent397
Ch. 33Contemporary California Culture414
Ch. 34Recent California Politics432
Ch. 35The Environment and Energy457
Ch. 36An Advanced Industrial Economy475
Ch. 37The New California Society495
Author Index515
Subject Index524

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