California: A History

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9781118701041: California: A History

The eighth edition of California: A History covers the entire scope of the history of the Golden State, from before first contact with Europeans through the present; an accessible and compelling narrative that comprises the stories of the many diverse peoples who have called, and currently do call, California home.

  • Explores the latest developments relating to California’s immigration, energy, environment, and transportation concerns
  • Features concise chapters and a narrative approach along with numerous maps, photographs, and new graphic features to facilitate student comprehension
  • Offers illuminating insights into the significant events and people that shaped the lengthy and complex history of a state that has become synonymous with the American dream
  • Includes discussion of recent – and uniquely Californian – social trends connecting Hollywood, social media, and Silicon Valley – and most recently "Silicon Beach"

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With its reputation already established as the most accessible and engaging California survey text currently on the market, the new eighth edition of California: A History brings the history of the Golden State completely up to date – from its original inhabitants through the present.

Along with updates, revisions, and expanded coverage of numerous issues that have shaped California’s past, this new edition features a revealing discussion of a recent – and uniquely Californian – social trend the authors call “Silicon Beach,” or the important interconnectedness among Hollywood, social media, and Silicon Valley. Also covered are recent developments relating to California’s immigration, energy, environment, and transportation concerns. Numerous maps, photographs, and new graphic features serve to enhance clarity and ensure that this classic text remains vibrant and topical. California: A History offers illuminating insights into the full sweep of significant events and peoples that shaped the lengthy and complex history of a state that has become synonymous with the American dream.

About the Author:

Andrew Rolle is the Cleland Professor Emeritus of History at Occidental College and a Research Scholar at the Huntington Library. He has written more than twenty books on California, the American West, ethics, and psychohistory. One of his books, The Immigrant Upraised (University of Oklahoma, 1970), won the Commonwealth Award for nonfiction.

Arthur C. Verge is Professor of History at El Camino College, Torrance, where he was the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award. He has written extensively on California culture. Among his works is Paradise Transformed: Los Angeles During the Second World War (Kendall Hunt, 2001).

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Verlag: Wiley John & Sons Aug 2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 1118701046 ISBN 13: 9781118701041
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Buchbeschreibung Wiley John & Sons Aug 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - The eighth edition of California: A History covers the entire scope of the history of the Golden State, from before first contact with Europeans through the present; an accessible and compelling narrative that comprises the stories of the many diverse peoples who have called, and currently do call, California home. 442 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781118701041

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