By William Deverell, David Igler

This quantity of unique essays by means of top students is an leading edge, thorough creation to the heritage and tradition of California.

  • Includes 30 essays by way of best students within the field
  • Essays diversity generally throughout views, together with political, social, fiscal, and environmental history
  • Essays with related methods are paired and grouped to paintings as person items and as partners to one another during the text
  • Produced in organization with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

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And Bean, Walton. 2003. California: An Interpretive History, 8th edn. San Francisco: McGraw-Hill. Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez. 2006. “Disappointment,” California Magazine (January/February), 117 (1): 15. Rohrbough, Malcolm J. 1997. Days of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the American Nation. Berkeley: University of California Press. Schrag, Peter. 1998. Paradise Lost: California’s Experience, America’s Future. Berkeley: University of California Press. Schrag, Peter. 2006. California: America’s High-Stakes Experiment.

The histories we tell about the places in which we live have a shaping power over those places. If you had stood on a levee overlooking the Los Angeles River on any summer day in the last 30 years, anywhere below the sharp loop the river makes at the industrial city of Vernon, when the only thing stirring on the flat waste of riverbed concrete is the reclaimed waste water running in the “low flow” slot down the middle of the channel, skepticism surely would have triumphed over any hope that meaning still clings to so many miles of glaring whiteness.

Farewell to Manzanar. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. Isenberg, Barbara. 2000. State of the Arts: California Artists Talk about Their Work. New York: William W. Morrow. Jimenez, Francisco. 1997. The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Jimenez, Francisco. 2001. Breaking Through. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. Kroeber, Theodora. 1962. Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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