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Competing Visions : A History of California

Competing Visions : A History of California - 05 edition

Competing Visions : A History of California - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780395959640

ISBN10: 0395959640

Competing Visions : A History of California by Robert W. Cherny, Richard G. delCastillo and Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo - ISBN 9780395959640
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2005
International: No
Competing Visions : A History of California by Robert W. Cherny, Richard G. delCastillo and Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo - ISBN 9780395959640

ISBN13: 9780395959640

ISBN10: 0395959640

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05

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A strong social emphasis and succinct narrative distinguish this new text from other California history course books. Chronicling the stories of people who have had an impact on the state's history, the text presents California as a hub of competing economic, social, and political visions--and explicitly compares it to other Western states, the nation, and other countries, highlighting its cultural diversity.

This text's concise account in 13 chapters renders it suitable for both the semester and quarter-length course. Its chronological organization and thematic approach allow students to keep track of events and fully understand their significance.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. California's Origins: The Land and the People, Before Spanish Settlement

Diversity: Origins of California and Its Native Peoples
Cycles of Life: The Food Quest, Spirituality, and Rituals
A Closer Look: Six Regional Peoples
Significance: The Importance of California Natives and Other North American Native Peoples in Non-Indian History

2. The Spanish Colonization of California, 1769-1821

The Spanish Conquest and Empire
Demographic and Ethnic Growth of California
Establishing Presidio and Pueblos
Gender Relations in Spanish California
Political Developments in Spanish California
The Importance of the Spanish Era in California

3. Mexican California, 1821-1846

A New Political Order
The Rise of the Ranchos
Social Relations in Mexican California
California and the World

4. War, Conquest, and Gold: The American Era Begins, 1845-1855

The War Between the United States and Mexico
The Gold Rush
California Transformed
A New Direction

5. California and the Crisis of the Union, 1850-1870

Crisis and Conflict in the 1850s
Californians and the Crisis of the Union
Economic Growth in a Time of National Crisis
New Social and Cultural Patterns

6. California in the Gilded Age, 1870-1900

The Economic Transformation of California and the West
New Social Patterns
Cultural Expression

7. California in the Progressive Era, 1895-1920

The Origins of California Progressivism
Social and Economic Change in the Progressive Era
California Progressivism, 1910-1920
Californians in a World of Revolutions and War
The Meaning of Progressivism for Californians

8. California Between the Wars, 1919-1941

The Rise of Los Angeles: Twentieth-Century Metropolis
Prosperity Decade: The 1920s
Depression Decade: The 1930s

9. World War II and the Great Transformation

Economic Expansion
Japanese Relocation and Internment
Population Growth and Diversity
Daily Life and Culture
Political Transformation

10. Postwar California: Prosperity and Discontent in the Golden State

Unbridled Growth
Postwar Politics
Social and Cultural Dissent

11. Contested Visions: Activism and Politics, 1964-1970

Seeds of Change
The Movement Expands
Politics in the Age of Dissent

12. Era of Limits

The Legacy of the Sixties
Economic Changes and Environmental Constraints
Politics in the Era of Limits

13. California Enters the New Millennium

A New Kind of California
The Economy
The Challenges of Growth
Politics in the New California
Religion, Culture, and the Arts
The California Dream in the Twenty-First Century

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