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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.
About the Editors
Clark Davis has written extensively about California and its colorful history. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Pacific Historical Review. He is a professor of history at California State University, Fullerton.
David Igler is a long-time historian of California history and culture. He has presented for the Western Historical Association, the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, and the California Studies Association. Dr. Igler is professor of history at the University of Utah.
Chapter 1 Pablo Tac: Peoples in Preconact California Chapter 2 Father President marian Payeras: A View of the California Missions Chapter 3 Guadalupe Trujillo: Race, Culture, and Justice in Mexican Los Angeles Chapter 4 Alfred Doten: Diversity and the Anglo Forty-niner Chapter 5 Wong Kim Ark: Chinese American Citizens and U.S. Exclusion Laws, 1882-1943
Chapter 6 William Hammond Hall: City Water and Progressive Era Reform in San Francisco Chapter 7 Caroline Marie Seymour Severence: Activist, Organizer, and Reformer Chapter 8 Transforming the "White" Frontier: Cecil B. DeMille and the Origins of the Hollywood Home Chapter 9 John Steinbeck: On the Road to The Grapes of Wrath
Chapter 10 Four Migrant Stories: African American Women in Wartime California Chapter 11 Edison Uno: The Experience and Legacy of the Japanese American Internment Chapter 12 Joy Neugebauer: Purchasing the California Dream in Postwar Suburbia Chapter 13 S. I. Hayakawa: Asian American Radicalism and the Dilemma of American Liberalism Chapter 14 Cesar Chavez: The Serpent and the Dove Chapter 15 New Immigrants to Silicon Valley, 1970-2000
Chapter 16 Suggests for Further Reading and Research Chapter 17 Index