Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915

ISBN-10: 0195042336
ISBN-13: 9780195042337
Edition: 1986
Authors: Kevin Starr
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Description: Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks todiscover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, andsymbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of thecountry.

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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/4/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 9.02" wide x 5.98" long x 1.34" tall
Weight: 4.488

Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks todiscover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, andsymbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of thecountry.

Kevin Starr was born on September 3, 1940 in San Francisco, California. He received his BA Degree from the University of San Francisco and his MA Degree in 1965 and his PhD in American literature from Harvard University in 1969. He is a historian known for his series on the history of California entitled "America and the California Dream." He has been a professor at several universities including Berkeley and Stanford. He has written several works including Coast of Dreams and Golden Gate.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Prophetic Patterns 1786-1850
Beyond Eldorado
City on a Hill
A Rapid, Monstrous Maturity
Because I Am a Californian"""": The Loyalties of Josiah Royce""""
Sport, Mountaineering, and Life on the Land
The Sonoma Finale of Jack London, Rancher
Bohemian Shores
The City Beautiful and the San Francisco Fair
Life Among the Best and Truest
Gertrude Atherton, Daughter of the Elite
An American Mediterranean
Americans and the California Dream
Notes
Further Sources
Index

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