A Companion to California History

Author: William Deverell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444305042
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume of original essays by leading scholars is an innovative, thorough introduction to the history and culture of California. Includes 30 essays by leading scholars in the field Essays range widely across perspectives, including political, social, economic, and environmental history Essays with similar approaches are paired and grouped to work as individual pieces and as companions to each other throughout the text Produced in association with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

A Companion to California

Author: James David Hart
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520055445
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A comprehensive reference book on the nation's most populous state provides, in three thousand entries, information on cities, counties, missions, flora and fauna, architecture, climate, industries, historical periods and events, and other topics

A Companion to California Wine

Author: Charles L. Sullivan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520213513
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A comprehensive reference source from an acknowledged expert on California wine chronicles the evolution of the state's wine industry and discusses all production aspects of more than seven hundred wineries and more than one hundred grape varieties and wine types. UP.

A Companion to Los Angeles

Author: William Deverell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118798058
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This Companion contains 25 original essays by writers and scholars who present an expert assessment of the best and most important work to date on the complex history of Los Angeles. The first Companion providing a historical survey of Los Angeles, incorporating critical, multi-disciplinary themes and innovative scholarship Features essays from a range of disciplines, including history, political science, cultural studies, and geography Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections combine with traditional historiographic essays to provide a multi-dimensional view of this vibrant and diverse city Essays cover the key topics in the field within a thematic structure, including demography, social unrest, politics, popular culture, architecture, and urban studies

Major Problems in California History

Author: Sucheng Chan
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN:
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This volume compiles carefully selected documents and essays to illuminate the most important controversies in the history of California from the precontact period to the present.

Napa Wine

Author: Charles L. Sullivan
Publisher: Board & Bench Pub
ISBN:
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A study of the unique features that has made the Napa Valley one of the premier wine-producing regions in the world traces the history of Napa viticulture and includes maps, charts of vineyard ownership, and lists of vintages from the 1880s to present.

Pacific Eldorado

Author: Thomas J. Osborne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405194537
Format: PDF, ePub
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Osborne's work is the first history text to explore the sweep of California's past in relationship to its connections within the maritime world of the Pacific Basin. Presents a provocative and original interpretation of the entire span of California history Reveals how the area's Pacific Basin connections have shaped the Golden State's past Refutes the widely held notion among historians that California was isolated before the onset of the American period in the mid-1800s Represents the first text to draw on anthropologist Jon Erlandson's findings that California's first human inhabitants were likely prehistoric Asian seafarers who navigated the Pacific Rim coastline Includes instructor resources in an online companion site: www.wiley.com/go/osborne

A History of California Literature

Author: Blake Allmendinger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316299074
Format: PDF, Docs
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Blake Allmendinger's A History of California Literature surveys the paradoxical image of the Golden State as a site of dreams and disenchantment, formidable beginnings and ruinous ends. This history encompasses the prismatic nature of California by exploring a variety of historical periods, literary genres, and cultural movements affecting the state's development, from the colonial era to the twenty-first century. Written by a host of leading historians and literary critics, this book offers readers insight into the tensions and contradictions that have shaped the literary landscape of California and also American literature generally.

A Companion to American Cultural History

Author: Karen Halttunen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470691093
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Companion to American Cultural History offers a historiographic overview of the scholarship, with special attention to the major studies and debates that have shaped the field, and an assessment of where it is currently headed. 30 essays explore the history of American culture at all analytic levels Written by scholarly experts well-versed in the questions and controversies that have activated interest in this burgeoning field Part of the authoritative Blackwell Companions to American History series Provides both a chronological and thematic approach: topics range from British America in the Eighteenth Century to the modern day globalization of American Culture; thematic approaches include gender and sexuality and popular culture

Field Guide to California Agriculture

Author: Paul Starrs
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520265432
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This book brings to life one of the most creative (and necessary) human endeavors and makes understandable the incredible complexity of California agriculture, one of the world's most daring experiments in feeding itself. A valuable resource that should be read by everyone—not just those of us who farm, but all of us who depend on farms."—Michael Ableman, farmer, photographer, and author of From the Good Earth, On Good Land, and Fields of Plenty. "No understanding of this state is possible without an understanding of its agriculture; that's how important this subject is."—Gerald Haslam, author of Workin' Man Blues: Country Music in California "A fascinating, intriguing, and sometimes even humorous exploration of California's agriculture, from broccoli to marijuana and beyond. At long last, a book everyday people can read to understand the state's biggest industry."—Louis Warren, University of California, Davis