California History: A Topical Approach / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This fresh departure from other California history readers offers students a compilation of engaging essays designed to complement any standard California history textbook or stand on its own as a progressive core text.
The work of ten experts, this book presents interpretive examinations of an ecletic range of topics seldom, if ever, considered in standard texts, making it a welcome choice of supplementary reading for the full range of courses in California history.
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About the Author
Gordon Morris Bakken is Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton.
Table of Contents
Chapter One Managing the Gold Rush: California Indians and California History 1Lisa E. Emmerich
Chapter Two Wagon Wheels West: Trailblazers and Settlers in Mexican California 22Ronald C. Woolsey
Chapter Three L.A. behind Bars, 1847-1886: Establishing a Secure Institution 42John Joseph Stanley
Chapter Four Weather and History: The Climate of Nineteenth-Century Southern California 63Wayne N. Engstrom
Chapter Five The Limits of Patriarchy: The "Unwritten Law" in California Legal History 84Gordon Morris Bakken
Chapter Six Educational Housekeepers: Female Reformers and the California Americanization Program, 1900-1927 108Danelle Moon
Chapter Seven Black Faces for Black Audiences: The Lincoln Motion Picture Company of Los Angeles 125John Anderson
Chapter Eight Stigmatizing Okies 146Nancy J. Taniguchi
Chapter Nine The Los Angeles Zoot-Suit Riots: Latin American Responds 173Ricardo Griswold del Castillo
Chapter Ten Vintibusiness California Style: The Wine Industry, 1769 to the Present 191Victor W. Geraci