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Golden State California History and Government

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ISBN-10: 0882959549

ISBN-13: 9780882959542

Edition: 4th 2000

Authors: Andrew Rolle, John S. Gaines

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The year 2000 also marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of this book's first appearance. Since than it has served both general readers and student alike. Our aim remains to recount the state's history from its origins to the present, a balanced and enjoyable interpretation without burdensome detail. A history of this remarkable state must first do justice to its beginnings and then to the long years of Spanish colonialism and the Mexican era. Each shaped both past and present. It should also consider those dramatic changes that began after the American conquest. Furthermore, such a book needs to focus upon the implications of the recent population explosion, as well as give increased…    
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/18/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 262
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Illustrations, Maps and Tables
Preface to the Fourth Edition
The Land and Its Native People
European Discovery and Colonization
Settlement of Hispanic California
Americanizing California
Erasing the Frontier
East Meets West
�The Desert Shall Blossom Like a Rose�
California as Symbol and Myth
Governing California: From Warren to Davis
Government: State, County, and City
Pluralism, Politics, and Population
�All That Glitters�: Society and Culture