Competing Visions A History of California

ISBN-10: 0395959640
ISBN-13: 9780395959640
Edition: 2005
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Description: A strong social emphasis and succinct narrative distinguish this new text from other California history course books. Chronicling the stories of people who have had an impact on the state's history, the text presents California as a hub of competing  More...

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List price: $194.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694

A strong social emphasis and succinct narrative distinguish this new text from other California history course books. Chronicling the stories of people who have had an impact on the state's history, the text presents California as a hub of competing economic, social, and political visionsand explicitly compares it to other Western states, the nation, and other countries, highlighting its cultural diversity. This text's concise account in 13 chapters renders it suitable for both the semester and quarter-length course. Its chronological organization and thematic approach allow students to keep track of events and fully understand their significance.

Robert W. Cherny is a professor of history at San Francisco State University and the author, co-author, or editor of numerous books, includingAmerican Politics in the Gilded Age, 1868–1900, and, with William Issel, ofSan Francisco, 1865–1932: Politics, Power, and Urban Development. Mary Ann Irwin is an instructor in the California community college system and the author or coeditor of several books and articles, includingWomen and Gender in the American West: Jensen-Miller Essays from the Coalition for Western Women’s History. Ann Marie Wilson is a College Fellow and Lecturer on History at Harvard University. Her first journal article received the 2010 Fishel-Calhoun Prize of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.   Contributors: Cameron Binkley, Eunice Eichelberger, Susan Englander, Linda Heidenreich, Mildred Nichols Hamilton, Jarrod Harrison, Sandra L. Henderson, Mark Hopkins, Teresa Hurley, Mary Ann Irwin, Michelle Kleehammer, Rebecca Mead, Joshua Paddison, and Ann Marie Wilson.

He is an associate professor of sociology & former director of the Center for Latin American & Iberian Studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of four other books, including Feeding a Hungry Planet & Inside Development in Latin America.

Preface
California's Origins: The Land and the People, Before Spanish Settlement
Diversity: Origins of California and Its Native Peoples
Cycles of Life: The Food Quest, Spirituality, and Rituals
The Food Quest
Spirituality
Rituals
A Closer Look: Six Regional Peoples
The Gabrielino/Tongva
The Chumash
The Costanoans
The Miwoks and Yokuts
The Shastans
Significance: The Importance of California Natives and Other North American Native Peoples in Non-Indian History
Summary
The Spanish Colonization of California, 1769-1821
The Spanish Conquest and Empire
Spain's Exploration of the Californias
Early Maritime Exploration and Encounters
The First California Colony
Demographic and Ethnic Growth of California
The Missions
Neophyte Resistance
Evaluation of the California Missions
Establishing Presidios and Pueblos
Gender Relations in Spanish California
Spanish Californian Culture
Political Developments in Spanish California
The Wars of Independence in New Spain
Foreign Interest in Spanish California
The Importance of the Spanish Era in California
Mexican California, 1821-1846
A New Political Order
Early Self-Government: Sola and Arguello
The Governorship of Jose Maria Echeandia
Rebellion Against Centralism: Governor Victoria
Secularization of the Missions: Jose Figueroa
Rebellion, Revolution, and Home Rule
Micheltorena and the Catesby Jones Affair
The Rise of the Ranchos
Environmental Changes
Social Relations in Mexican California
The Growth of Town Governments
Californianas: Mexican Californian Women
Mexican-Indian Relations
Immigrants and Foreigners
California and the World
Summary
War, Conquest, and Gold: The American Era Begins, 1845-1855
The War Between the United States and Mexico
Manifest Destiny
Fremont and the Bear Flaggers
Occupation and Resistance
California Indians and the War
Peace
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The Divided Mind of the Californios
The Gold Rush
Gold! The Discovery of 1848
The Argonauts
Camp Life
Nativism and Racism
The Legendary Life of Joaquin Murrieta
California Transformed
Conquest of the Californios
Conquest of the Indians
Economic Transformation
The Golden State
A New Direction
California and the Crisis of the Union, 1850-1870
Crisis and Conflict in the 1850s
The Compromise of 1850
San Francisco's Crisis of Political Legitimacy: Vigilantism in the 1850s
Violence and Displacement: California Indians in the 1850s
The Politics of Land and Culture
Californians and the Crisis of the Union
Fighting Slavery in California
Sectional Issues and California Politics
California and Civil War
Reconstruction and New Understandings of Citizenship
Economic Growth in a Time of National Crisis
The Transformation of Mining
Economic Diversification
Transportation
Tying Together the Union with Iron
New Social and Cultural Patterns
Gender Roles and New Social Institutions
The Growth of Religious Toleration
Writing the Gold Rush
Summary
California in the Gilded Age, 1870-1900
The Economic Transformation of California and the West
Railroad Expansion
Mining and Finance
Agriculture
Water
Rise of Organized Labor
San Francisco: Metropolis of the West
New Social Patterns
Education
Changing Gender Roles
California Indians
Changing Patterns of Ethnicity
Politics
Political Discontent in the 1870s
The Second Constitutional Convention, 1878
Politics in the 1880s
Political Realignment in the 1890s
California and the World: War with Spain and Acquisition of the Philippines
Cultural Expression
Summary
California in the Progressive Era, 1895-1920
The Origins of California Progressivism
The Many Shapes of Progressivism
Municipal Reform: Los Angeles
Municipal Reform: San Francisco
Organized Labor in the Progressive Era
Efforts to Reform State Government Before 1910
Social and Economic Change in the Progressive Era
Immigration and Ethnic Relations
Economic Changes
Earthquake and Fire in 1906
Water Wars
California in the World Economy
California Progressivism, 1910-1920
Hiram Johnson and the Victory of the Progressives, 1910-1911
California Progressives and the Presidential Election of 1912
Radicals in a Progressive Era
A Second Flood of Reform, 1913
The Progressive Tide Recedes, 1914-1920
Californians in a World of Revolutions and War
Californians and the Mexican Revolution
War in Europe and Conflict at Home
Californians Go to War
Peace and the Backwash of War
The Meaning of Progressivism for Californians
Summary
California Between the Wars, 1919-1941
The Rise of Los Angeles: Twentieth-Century Metropolis
The Economic Basis for Growth
The Automobile and the Growth of Southern California
Prosperity Decade: The 1920s
Politics in a Time of Prosperity
New Economic Patterns
New Social Patterns
Cultural Expression
Depression Decade: The 1930s
Impact of the Great Depression
Labor Conflict
Federal Politics: The Impact of the New Deal
State Politics: The Rise of the Democrats
Cultural Expression During the Depression Decade
California on the Eve of War
Summary
World War II and the Great Transformation
Economic Expansion
Overview of the War's Economic Impact
The Aircraft Industry
Shipbuilding
Agriculture
Other Industry
Japanese Relocation and Internment
The Unfolding Tragedy
Relocation and Internment
Population Growth and Diversity
Black Migration
New Challenges and Opportunities
Shifting Gender Relations
Daily Life and Culture
Wartime Challenges
Entertainment
Political Transformation
Change from the Grassroots
Change at the Top
Summary
Postwar California: Prosperity and Discontent in the Golden State
Unbridled Growth
Industrial Growth and Organized Labor
Education
Population and Suburban Growth
Transportation, Energy, Water Resources, and Environmental Pollution
Postwar Politics
California's Red Scare
Warren and Knight
Edmund G. Brown
Liberalism at the Municipal Level
Social and Cultural Dissent
Diversity and Inequality
Student Activism
Cultural Developments
Summary
Contested Visions: Activism and Politics, 1964-1970
Seeds of Change
From Civil Rights to Civil Unrest
Black Power
Justice in the Fields
The Antiwar Movement and the Counterculture
The Movement Expands
The Chicano Movement
Taking the Rock
Change and Activism Along the Pacific Rim
Emerging Feminist and Gay Rights Movements
Politics in the Age of Dissent
The Decline of Liberalism
Reagan as Governor
Summary
Era of Limits
The Legacy of the Sixties
Feminism, Disability Rights, and Gay Pride
Multiethnic Politics, Economies, and Culture
Economic Changes and Environmental Constraints
The Economy
Environmental Activism and Constraints
Politics in the Era of Limits
Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Deukmejian
Summary
California Enters the New Millennium
A New Kind of California
The Los Angeles Riots and the O.J. Simpson Trial
The Rise of Latino California
Changing Ethnic Demographics
The Economy
From Recession to Boom
An Economy for the New Millennium?
Going Global
A Redistribution of Income?
The Challenges of Growth
Education
Health Care and Housing
Transportation and Energy
California and September 11, 2001
Politics in the New California
Government by Initiative
The Governorship of Peter Wilson
The Governorship of Gray Davis
The Governorship of Arnold Schwarzenegger
Religion, Culture, and the Arts
Spirituality in the Midst of Materialism
Fitness, Health, and Entertainment
Cultural Expression
The California Dream in the Twenty-First Century
Summary
Governors of California: 1767 to Present
Glossary of Spanish Terms
Photo Credits
Index

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