ISBN-10:
0073385565
ISBN-13:
2900073385562
Pub. Date:
09/13/2011
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Elusive Eden: A New History of California / Edition 4

Elusive Eden: A New History of California / Edition 4

by Richard Rice

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Elusive Eden: A New History of California / Edition 4

The Elusive Eden charts the historical development of California,beginning with the evolution of the landscape and climate and the arrival of the first inhabitants,the Indians,through social,political,and environmental controversies of the present and the future. The book portrays a land of remarkable richness and complexity,settled by waves of people from diverse cultures. The text is organized chronologically into 10 parts,each developing a major theme or issue for a particular period in California's history. The first chapter of each part is a narrative that spotlights and dramatizes the personal responses of significant individuals at critical moments of historical change. The authors stress issues of current importance such as: ethnic groups,women,environmental history and social and cultural history.

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ISBN-13: 2900073385562
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

William A. Bullough is a Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, Hayward. In 1970, he received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, after teaching in the state’s public schools for ten years. He is the author of Cities and Schools in the Gilded Age: The Evolution of an Urban Institution (1974), The Blind Boss and His City: Christopher Augustine Buckley and Nineteenth-Century San Francisco (1979), and articles in The San Francisco Irish, 1850-1976, (James P. Walsh, ed., 1978), The Historian, Pacific Historical Review, and California History. Professor Bullough is an accomplished photographer who has published and exhibited his prints and written articles for Darkroom Photography and similar journals. He is currently engaged in an investigation of the work of several nineteenth-century photographers of California for use as historical documents and assembling a selection of his own images for publication.

Richard B. Rice received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Staff Assistant to the President and Assistant to the Vice President of the University of California before going to California State University, Hayward, where he also served as a Department Chairman, Division Head, and Dean. He taught United States and California history at Hayward from 1960 to 1995, part of that time as an Emeritus Professor on a faculty early retirement program. He is also an associate of the Winthrop Associates, a cultural research firm, and operates a 300-acre farm in northeastern California.

Richard J. Orsi is an Emeritus Professor of History at California State University, Hayward. A graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, he received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has published articles and book reviews in California History, Pacific Historian, Agricultural History, and The Journal of American History. He is the author of A List of References for the History of Agriculture in California (1974) and is nearing completion of another book, “A Railroad and the Development of the American West: The Southern Pacific Company, 1860-1930.” HE has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Huntington Library, and the Newberry Library. He is currently editor of California History, the quarterly of the California Historical Society. He also edited (with Alfred A. Runtle and Marlene Smith-Baranzini) Yosemite and Sequoia: A Century of California National Parks (1993).

Table of Contents

PART I: PROLOGUE

CHAPTER 1: Californians and their History: Myths and Realities

CHAPTER 2: The Natural Setting

CHAPTER 3: The Native Peoples

PART II: EUROPEANS AND INDIANS: THE CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE

CHAPTER 4: Estanislao's Rebellion

CHAPTER 5: Explorers and Indians

CHAPTER 6: Spanish California

PART III: THE PASTORAL ERA

CHAPTER 7: The Bear Flag Revolt

CHAPTER 8: Mexican California

CHAPTER 9: Foreign Penetration of California

PART IV: GOLD AND THE AMERICANIZATION OF CALIFORNIA

CHAPTER 10: Dame Shirley: A Yankee Lady in the California Mines

CHAPTER 11: The New El Dorad

CHAPTER 12: The Thirty-First State

PART V: THE RAILROAD ERA

CHAPTER 13: Confrontation at Mussel Slough

CHAPTER 14: The Coming of the Railroad

CHAPTER 15: California's Railway Era: Economic Development and Social Unrest

PART VI: CALIFORNIA AND THE NATION, 1880-1920

CHAPTER 16: San Francisco's Blind Boss

CHAPTER 17: Beginnings of Modern California

CHAPTER 18: Progressive California

PART VII: BETWEEN THE WARS, 1920-1940

CHAPTER 19: Super Sister: Aimee Semple McPherson in Los Angeles

CHAPTER 20: Prosperity and the Rise of Southern California

CHAPTER 21: The Depression Decade

PART VIII: WORLD WAR II AND POSTWAR EXPANSION

CHAPTER 22: A Question of Loyalty

CHAPTER 23: World War II: The Beginning of a New Era

CHAPTER 24: Amazing Growth: After World War II

PART IX: The 1960's and After

CHAPTER 25: Prologues to Violence: Genesis of a Ghetto

CHAPTER 26: Dreams Deferred: The 1960's

CHAPTER 27: Eras of Limits: Ronald Reagan, Jerry Brown, and After

Part X: ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY: CRISIS IN THE MOST POPULOUS STATE

CHAPTER 28: Delta and the Peripheral Canal: California's Environmental Crisis in Microcosm

CHAPTER 29: California: Eden or Wasteland

CHAPTER 30: Challenges of Change

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