Human Tradition In California

Human Tradition In California

by Clark Davis
     
 

With a land mass one and half times larger than the United Kingdom, a population of more than thirty million, and an economy that would rank sixth among world nations, the history of the state of California demands a closer look.

The Human Tradition in California captures the region's rich history and diversity, taking readers into the daily lives of

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Overview

With a land mass one and half times larger than the United Kingdom, a population of more than thirty million, and an economy that would rank sixth among world nations, the history of the state of California demands a closer look.

The Human Tradition in California captures the region's rich history and diversity, taking readers into the daily lives of ordinary Californians at key moments in time. These brief biographies show how individual people and communities have influenced the broad social, cultural, political and economic forces that have shaped California history from the pre-mission period through the late-twentieth century. In personalizing California's history, this engaging new book brings the Golden State to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900842050271
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Human Tradition in America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
253

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Pablo Tac: Native Peoples in Precontact California1
2Father President Mariano Payeras: A View of the California Missions15
3Guadalupe Trujillo: Race, Culture, and Justice in Mexican Los Angeles31
4Alfred Doten: Diversity and the Anglo Forty-niner47
5Wong Kim Ark: Chinese American Citizens and U.S. Exclusion Laws, 1882-194365
6William Hammond Hall: City Water and Progressive-Era Reform in San Francisco81
7Caroline Marie Seymour Severance: Activist, Organizer, and Reformer99
8Transforming the "White" Frontier: Cecil B. DeMille and the Origins of the Hollywood Home119
9John Steinbeck: On the Road to The Grapes of Wrath135
10Four Migrant Stories: African American Women in Wartime California147
11Edison Uno: The Experience and Legacy of the Japanese American Internment161
12Joy Neugebauer: Purchasing the California Dream in Postwar Suburbia177
13S. I. Hayakawa: Asian American Radicalism and the Dilemma of American Liberalism193
14Cesar Chavez: The Serpent and the Dove209
15New Immigrants to Silicon Valley, 1970-2000225
Suggestions for Further Reading and Research240
Index241

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