California An Interpretive History

ISBN-10: 0073313262

ISBN-13: 9780073313269

Edition: 9th 2008

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Description: The best selling text in California History today, James Rawls’ comprehensive, interpretive approach has engaged professors and students in discussion and analysis of the most populous and economically powerful state in the U.S. for over 30 years. Abundant graphics, maps, and photos bring California history alive for the student. This thoroughly updated ninth edition features a new six-part structure, placing the book’s thirty-six shorter chapters within the framework of larger, overarching themes.

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Book details

List price: $106.88
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/13/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Geography and History
The Origins of California Regional Diversity
The Climates of California
The Original Californians Food and Population
Aspects of Material Culture Location, Linguistic Groups, Tribes Social Culture
Discovery, Exploration, and Founding
The Finding and Naming of California Cabrillo and the Discovery of Alta California Francis Drake and Nova Albion
The Manila Galleon and the California Coast Vizcaino and Monterey Spain's Indian Policies
The Mission as a Frontier Institution
Galvez and the Plan for Alta California
The Franciscans and Father Serra
The Sacred Expedition
Outposts of a Dying Empire Bucareli, Anza, and the Founding of San Francisco Neve and the Pueblos of San Jose and Los Angeles Native Resistance
The Impact of the Missions Attempts at Reinforcement Exploration of the Central Valley
The Coming of the Russians
The Last Years Under the Spanish Flag
A Marginal Province of a Troubled Republic Government and Politics in Theory and Practice
The Secularization Problem From Echeandia to Figueroa Figueroa and Secularization Alvarado and Provincial Autonomy
The Heyday of the Rancheros
American Infiltration: Trader, Trappers, and Settlers
The Yankee Traders
The Beaver Trappers
Early Settlers Covered Wagons, 1841-1846
The American Conquest Overtures, Diplomatic and Undiplomatic Plans of the Polk Administration
John Charles Fremont
The Bear Flag Revolt
The Mexican War and California
The Gold Rush and Economic Development Marshall's Discovery at Sutter's Mill
The Forty-Eighters
The Forty-Niners
The Diggings Early Mining Methods
Mining Camp Law From an Adventure to a Profession
The Historical Significance of the Gold Rush
A New State and Frontier Politics Military Governments
The Constitutional Convention and Its Problems
The First Legislature
The Admission of California to the Union
The Feud Between Broderick and Gwin Movements for State Division California and the Civil War
Crime and Punishment
The Nature of Vigilantism
The 'Hounds' in San Francisco
The San Francisco Committee of 1851 Statewide Vigilance
The San Francisco Committee of 1856
Racial Oppression and Conflict Treatment of Mexican Miners Land-Title Troubles
The Act of 1851 and the Land Commission
Early Discrimination Against the Chinese
The 'Indian Question' Episodes in Extermination Decline and Exploitation Enslaved and Free Blacks
Culture and Anarchy Newspapers and Literary Magazines Writers of the Fifties Bret
Harte Mark Twain
Joaquin Miller and Other Poets Churches and Schools
Building the Central Pacific Railroad
Early Transportation Judah and the Conception of the Central
Pacific Enter the Four 'Associates' Federal and State Support Difficulties and the Death of Judah
Solving the Problems of Construction
The 'Terrible Seventies'
The Onset of Depression Transportation Monopoly
Land Monopoly
The Comstock and Overspeculation
Political Turmoil and a New Constitution
The Increase of Anti-Chinese Sentiment
The Workingsmen's Party of California
The Constitution of 1879
The Frustration of Reform Chinese Exclusion and Segregation
Economic Growth
The Wheat Bonanza Wines
The Citrus Industry
The Rise of Southern California Water and Land Electric Railways and Urbanization
Culture and Oligarchy Henry
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