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Inventing the Dream California Through the Progressive Era

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ISBN-10: 0195042344

ISBN-13: 9780195042344

Edition: 1986

Authors: Kevin Starr

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This second volume in Kevin Starr's passionate and ambitious cultural history of the Golden State focuses on the turn-of-the-century years and the emergence of Southern California as a regional culture in its own right. "How hauntingly beautiful, how replete with lost possibilities, seems that Southern California of two and three generations ago, now that a dramatically diferent society has emerged in its place," writes Starr. As he recreates the "lost California," Starr examines the rich variety of elements that figured in the growth of the Southern California way of life: the Spanish/Mexican roots, the fertile land, the Mediterranean-like climate, the special styles in architecture, the…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/4/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.98" wide x 6.26" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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.

Early Sojourners and Formulations
Art and Life in the Turn-Of-The-Century Southland
Pasadena and the Arroyo: Two Modes of Bohemia
Works, Days, Georgic Beginnings
Arthur Page Brown and the Dream of San Francisco
Reforming California
Progressivism and After
Stories and Dreams: The Movies Come to Southern California
Hollywood, Mass Culture, and the Southern California Experience
Bibliographical Essay