The Elusive Eden: A New History of California / Edition 4

The Elusive Eden: A New History of California / Edition 4

by Richard Rice, William Bullough, Richard Orsi, Mary Ann Irwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073385565

ISBN-13: 9780073385563

Pub. Date: 09/13/2011

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

The Elusive Eden charts the historical development of California, beginning with landscape and climate and the development of Native cultures, and continues through the census of 2010 and the election of Jerry Brown to his third term as governor. It portrays a land of remarkable richness and complexity, settled by waves of people with diverse cultures from

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The Elusive Eden charts the historical development of California, beginning with landscape and climate and the development of Native cultures, and continues through the census of 2010 and the election of Jerry Brown to his third term as governor. It portrays a land of remarkable richness and complexity, settled by waves of people with diverse cultures from around the world. Organized in ten parts, each part develops a major theme or issue in the chronological development of the state. The first chapter in Parts II through IX is an in-depth narrative spotlight of an individual or group at a critical moment of change. In Parts I and X, the first chapter helps to place California's whole story in context.

For additional resources, please see co-author, Mary Ann Irwin's site: http://www.TeachingElusiveEden.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073385563
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
178,062
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Feature Essays
Preface
Pt. IPrologue
1Californians and Their History: Myths and Realities2
2The Natural Setting9
3The Native Peoples30
Pt. IIEuropeans and Indians: The California Experience
4Estanislao's Rebellion, 182953
5Explorers and Indians69
6Spanish California86
Pt. IIIThe Pastoral Era
7The Bear Flag Revolt113
8Mexican California, 1821-1848128
9Foreign Penetration of California148
Pt. IVGold and the Americanization of California
10Dame Shirley: A Yankee Lady in the California Mines171
11The New El Dorado185
12The Thirty-First State205
Pt. VThe Railroad Era
13Confrontation at Mussel Slough, 1880233
14The Coming of the Railroad255
15California's Railway Era: Economic Development and Social Unrest276
Pt. VICalifornia and the Nation, 1880-1920
16San Francisco's Blind Boss315
17Beginnings of Modern California329
18Progressive California354
Pt. VIICalifornia Between the Wars, 1920-1940
19Super Sister: Aimee Semple McPherson in Los Angeles381
20Prosperity and the Rise of Southern California396
21The Depression Decade423
Pt. VIIIWorld War II and Postwar Expansion
22A Question of Loyalty453
23World War II: The Beginning of a New Era471
24Amazing Growth: California After World War II488
Pt. IXThe 1960s and After
25Prologues to Violence: Genesis of a Ghetto511
26Dreams Deferred: The 1960s527
27Eras of Limits: Ronald Reagan, Jerry Brown, and After548
Pt. XEnvironment and Society: Crisis in the Most Populous State
28The Delta and the Peripheral Canal: California's Environmental Crisis in Microcosm580
29California: Eden or Wasteland?600
30California Confronts the New Millenium630
Index673

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