A Companion to California History

Author: David Igler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405161833
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 Los Angeles

Author: William Deverell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390957
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

A Companion to California

Author: James David Hart
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520055445
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
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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 the American West

Author: William Deverell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405138483
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Companion to the American West is a rigorous, illuminating introduction to the history of the American West. Twenty-five essays by expert scholars synthesize the best and most provocative work in the field and provide a comprehensive overview of themes and historiography. Covers the culture, politics, and environment of the American West through periods of migration, settlement, and modernization Discusses Native Americans and their conflicts and integration with American settlers

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 and Bench Publishing
ISBN: 1891267078
Format: PDF
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Charles Sullivan's Napa Wine: A History, is the engaging story of the rise to prominence of what many believe to be the greatest winegrowing area in the Western hemisphere. This new edition completes that picture, bringing to light more than a decade of dramatic changes and shifted norms visited upon the valley, from pholoxera-wasted vineyards to High Court-officiated territorial battles, told in a rousing, transportive narrative. Beginning in 1817 with the movement of Spanish missions into the San Francisco Bay area, Sullivan winds his way through the great wine boom of the late 19th-century, the crippling effect of Prohibition, and Napa's rise out of its havoc to its eventual rivaling of Bordeaux in the judgments of 1976 and 2006. Published in cooperation with the Napa Valley Wine Library, the book includes historic maps, charts of vineyard ownership, and vintages from the 1880s to present.

Pacific Eldorado

Author: Thomas J. Osborne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405194537
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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: 1107052092
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This History explores the historical periods, literary genres, and cultural movements of California.

A Companion to Colonial America

Author: Daniel Vickers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470998482
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A Companion to Colonial America consists of twenty-three original essays by expert historians on the key issues and topics in American colonial history. Each essay surveys the scholarship and prevailing interpretations in these key areas, discussing the differing arguments and assessing their merits. Coverage includes politics, religion, migration, gender, ecology, and many others.