February 11, 2018

William Deverell, David Igler's A Companion to California History PDF

By William Deverell, David Igler

ISBN-10: 1405161833

ISBN-13: 9781405161831

This quantity of unique essays by means of major students is an cutting edge, thorough advent to the historical past and tradition of California.

  • Includes 30 essays via prime students within the field
  • Essays diversity broadly throughout views, together with political, social, monetary, and environmental history
  • Essays with comparable techniques are paired and grouped to paintings as person items and as partners to one another through the text
  • Produced in organization with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

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A few photographs picked up from the detritus of history show us at work. We’re sluicing mountains into rivers to get at the gold, taking down forests to built a wood and iron technology gone before our parents were born, erecting groves of derricks over oil fields, and taking harvests from the compliant ground. There is almost no memory of this for Californians, save in these snapshots. A few faces of men, dirty and hard, stare out from a quarry, along a railroad cut, or during a grape harvest from that remote era when most men actually worked and before views of a gorgeously depopulated nature supplanted men and their black-andwhite labor.

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California didn’t intend to become a multicultural population, but it is one. As California goes, so goes the world, not because California has cornered the market on solutions, but because California is encountering the challenges early and intensely. If the culture of hope is to survive and prevail, California will need the kind of cultural hope that my four examples embody. A happy outcome is far from assured, but the culture being forged in California will continue to be the focus of world attention – for California, once America only more so, has become the world, only more so.

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