California : An Interpretive History / Edition 6

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070042698
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: Geography and History 1
Ch. 2 The Original Californians 3
Ch. 3 Discovery, Exploration, and Founding 11
Ch. 4 Outposts of a Dying Empire 29
Ch. 5 A Marginal Province of a Troubled Republic 45
Ch. 6 American Infiltration: Traders, Trappers, and Settlers 57
Ch. 7 The American Conquest 69
Ch. 8 The Gold Rush 82
Ch. 9 A New State and Frontier Politics 96
Ch. 10 Crime and Punishment 109
Ch. 11 Racial Oppression and Economic Conflict 120
Ch. 12 Culture and Anarchy 136
Ch. 13 A Frontier Economy 146
Ch. 14 Building the Central Pacific Railroad 155
Ch. 15 The "Terrible Seventies" 165
Ch. 16 Political Turmoil and a New Constitution 177
Ch. 17 Economic Growth 187
Ch. 18 Culture and Oligarchy 200
Ch. 19 Politics in the Era of Railroad Domination 217
Ch. 20 Labor and Capital 228
Ch. 21 The Roots of Reform 240
Ch. 22 The Republican Progressives in Power 252
Ch. 23 The Triumph of Conservatism 267
Ch. 24 New Industries for Southern California 279
Ch. 25 Controversies over Land and Water 293
Ch. 26 The Great Depression 308
Ch. 27 Cultural Trends 320
Ch. 28 Wartime Growth and Problems 334
Ch. 29 Politics California Style 347
Ch. 30 Industrialized Agriculture and Disorganized Labor 364
Ch. 31 Diversity and Conflict 377
Ch. 32 A Season of Discontent 397
Ch. 33 Contemporary California Culture 414
Ch. 34 Recent California Politics 432
Ch. 35 The Environment and Energy 457
Ch. 36 An Advanced Industrial Economy 475
Ch. 37 The New California Society 495
Author Index 515
Subject Index 524
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