The Elusive Eden: A New History of California

The Elusive Eden: A New History of California

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The Elusive Eden: A New History of California by William A. Bullough, Richard J. Orsi, Richard B. Rice

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 author stress issues of current importance such as: ethnic groups,women,environmental history and social and cultural history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780075546672
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/01/1987
Edition description: 1ST ED.
Pages: 640

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, 1821-184
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, 188
CHAPTER 14: The Coming of the Railroad
CHAPTER 15: California's Railway Era: Economic Development and Social Unrest
PART VI: CALIFORNIA AND THE NATION, 1880-192
CHAPTER 16: San Francisco's Blind Boss
CHAPTER 17: Beginnings of Modern California
CHAPTER 18: Progressive California
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