California

Author: Carey McWilliams
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520922980
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California from the Author: Carey McWilliams. In 1949, lawyer, historian, and journalist Carey McWilliams stepped back to assess the state of California at the end of its first one hundred years—its history, population, politics, agriculture, and social concerns. As he examined the reasons for the prodigious growth and productivity that have characterized California since the Gold Rush, he praised the vitality of the new citizens who had come from all over the world to populate the state in a very short time. But he also made clear how brutally the new Californians dealt with "the Indian problem," the water problem, and the need for migrant labor to facilitate California's massive and highly profitable agricultural industry. As we look back now on 150 years of statehood, it is particularly useful to place the events of the past fifty years in the context of McWilliams's assessment in California: The Great Exception. Lewis Lapham has written a new foreword for this edition.

California Vieja

Author: Phoebe S. Kropp
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520931657
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California Vieja from the Author: Phoebe S. Kropp. The characteristic look of Southern California, with its red-tiled roofs, stucco homes, and Spanish street names suggests an enduring fascination with the region’s Spanish-Mexican past. In this engaging study, Phoebe S. Kropp reveals that the origins of this aesthetic were not solely rooted in the Spanish colonial period, but arose in the early twentieth century, when Anglo residents recast the days of missions and ranchos as an idyllic golden age of pious padres, placid Indians, dashing caballeros and sultry senoritas. Four richly detailed case studies uncover the efforts of Anglo boosters and examine the responses of Mexican and Indian people in the construction of places that gave shape to this cultural memory: El Camino Real, a tourist highway following the old route of missionaries; San Diego’s world’s fair, the Panama-California Exposition; the architecturally- and racially-restricted suburban hamlet Rancho Santa Fe; and Olvera Street, an ersatz Mexican marketplace in the heart of Los Angeles. California Vieja is a compelling demonstration of how memory can be more than nostalgia. In Southern California, the Spanish past became a catalyst for the development of the region’s built environment and public culture, and a civic narrative that still serves to marginalize Mexican and Indian residents.

Marine Algae Of California

Author: Isabella A. Abbott
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804721523
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Marine Algae Of California from the Author: Isabella A. Abbott. This is a complete, systematic treatment of the marine algae (seaweeds) flora of California. The 726 species treated are each illustrated by a detailed line drawing made from an actual specimen. The two authors have drawn upon their phycological research to offer a definitive representation of benthic marine algae from the Californian coast. The floristic treatment in this first paperback edition should aid accurate and speedy identification of flora due to the improved keys, descriptions, illustrations and more detailed coverage of taxa, and should enhance the reader's knowledge of Californian macro-algae.

California Place Names

Author: Erwin G. Gudde
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520266196
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California Place Names from the Author: Erwin G. Gudde. This anniversary edition concentrates on the origins of the names currently used for the cities, towns, settlements, mountains, and streams of California, with engrossing accounts of the history of their usage. The dictionary includes a glossary and a bibliography.

Handbook Of The Indians Of California

Author: Alfred Louis Kroeber
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486233680
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Handbook Of The Indians Of California from the Author: Alfred Louis Kroeber. A major ethnographic work by a distinguished anthropologist contains detailed information on the social structures, homes, foods, crafts, religious beliefs, and folkways of California's diverse tribes

Introduction To Water In California

Author: David Carle
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520240865
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Introduction To Water In California from the Author: David Carle. This California Natural History Guide addresses the need to educate the citizenry of California on crucial environmental issues by presenting a primer on the state's most important natural resource.

Poisonous Plants Of California

Author: Thomas C. Fuller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520055698
Size: 22.53 MB
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Poisonous Plants Of California from the Author: Thomas C. Fuller. 00 This highly informative volume describes California's native, naturalized, and cultivated plant species which can be poisonous and describes how to recognize them, where they are found, and what symptoms they produce. This highly informative volume describes California's native, naturalized, and cultivated plant species which can be poisonous and describes how to recognize them, where they are found, and what symptoms they produce.

California

Author: Anne Welsbacher
Publisher: Checkerboard Library
ISBN: 9781562398620
Size: 41.97 MB
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California from the Author: Anne Welsbacher. Surveys the people, geography, and history of the western state that has more people than any other state.

California Prehistory

Author: Terry L. Jones
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759108721
Size: 41.71 MB
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California Prehistory from the Author: Terry L. Jones. This is the reader of original synthesizing articles for introductory courses on archaeology and native peoples of California.

California Gardener S Guide

Author: Bruce Asakawa
Publisher:
ISBN: 1930604475
Size: 64.32 MB
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California Gardener S Guide from the Author: Bruce Asakawa. Each of the 169 specially selected plants featured in this book is showcased in glorious full color. Valuable information on planting, caring, and protection is included for each plant and a map designates each plant's preferred growing zones.