By William Deverell, David Igler

ISBN-10: 1405161833

ISBN-13: 9781405161831

This quantity of unique essays by means of prime students is an leading edge, thorough creation to the heritage and tradition of California.

  • Includes 30 essays via best students within the field
  • Essays variety greatly throughout views, together with political, social, monetary, and environmental history
  • Essays with related methods 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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It was, as Rohrbough notes, “the most significant event in the first half of the nineteenth century, from Thomas Jefferson’s purchase of Louisiana in the autumn of 1803 to South Carolina’s secession from the Union in the winter of 1860” (1998: 2; see also William Deverell’s essay in this volume). Although one in five of the “forty-niners” would die within six months of reaching the gold fields from disease, accident, or defining california through history 27 suicide, and hardly more than a handful of the thousands who arrived would take out more than the cost of their getting there and their upkeep, the self-styled Argonauts arrived in the foothills of the Sierras filled with the fierce belief that California would yield to them.

Are, Didion asks, all the stories of California unearned?

1991. November 18. Further Reading Austin, Mary. 1903. Land of Little Rain. New York: Penguin. Callenbach, Ernest. 1977 Ecotopia. New York: Bantam Books. ) Didion, Joan. 1979. The White Album. New York: Simon & Schuster. Haslam, Gerry. 2005. Haslam’s Valley. Berkeley: Heyday Books. Holliday, James S. 1999. The Rush for Riches: Gold Fever and the Making of California. Berkeley: University of California Press. Houston, James D. 1985. Californians: Searching for the Golden State. Berkeley: Creative Arts Book Co.

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