California History A Topical Approach

ISBN-10: 0882959719
ISBN-13: 9780882959719
Edition: 2003
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Description: This fresh departure from other California history readers offers students a compilation of engaging essays designed to complement any standard California history textbook or stand on its own as a progressive core text. The work of ten experts, this  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880

This fresh departure from other California history readers offers students a compilation of engaging essays designed to complement any standard California history textbook or stand on its own as a progressive core text. The work of ten experts, this book presents interpretative examinations of an eclectic range of topics seldom, if ever, considered in standard texts, making it a welcome choice of supplementary reading for the full range of courses in California history.

Gordon Morris Bakken is Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton, Past President of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, Founding Vice President and a Director of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, former Parliamentarian of the Organization of American Historians, Series Editor of The Legal History of North America for the University of Oklahoma Press, Editor of Law in the Western United States (2000) for the University of Oklahoma Press, and a member of the editorial boards of Western Legal History and Montana: The Magazine of Western History. He is editor of California Legal History, the journal of the California Supreme Court Historical Society.Professor Bakken earned his B.S. (1966), M.S. (1967), Ph.D.(1970), and J.D.(1973) at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author/editor of sixteen books, forty-one articles, sixteen book chapters and encyclopedia entries, and numerous reviews. He is co-author with Brenda Farrington of Learning California History (1999), Harlan Davidson, Inc. and the six-volume work, The American West (2000), Garland Publishing, Inc. He has held twelve research grants including the Russell Sage Residency Fellowship in Law, two American Bar Foundation Fellowships, and the Bradley Fellowship at the Montana Historical Society.Professor Bakken has been the Theta Pi Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor on the CSU, Fullerton campus since 1982.Professor Bakken teaches Westward Movement, Women of the American West, Women and American Law, American Legal and Constitutional History, The Development of American Law, American Military Heritage, Historical Thinking, Historical Writing, Historical Editing, California History, Real Estate and Land Use Law, Principles of Real Estate, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, and Collective Bargaining as well as survey courses in American History.

Contributors
Preface
Managing the Gold Rush: California Indians and California History
Wagon Wheels West: Trailblazers and Settlers in Mexican California
L.A. behind Bars, 1847-1886: Establishing a Secure Institution
Weather and History: The Climate of Nineteenth-Century Southern California
The Limits of Patriarchy: The "Unwritten Law" in California Legal History
Educational Housekeepers: Female Reformers and the California Americanization Program, 1900-1927
Black Faces for Black Audiences: The Lincoln Motion Picture Company of Los Angeles
Stigmatizing Okies
The Los Angeles Zoot-Suit Riots: Latin American Responds
Vintibusiness California Style: The Wine Industry, 1769 to the Present
Index

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