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By William Deverell, David Igler

This quantity of unique essays through best students is an cutting edge, thorough advent to the heritage and tradition of California.

  • Includes 30 essays through prime students within the field
  • Essays variety largely throughout views, together with political, social, fiscal, and environmental history
  • Essays with comparable techniques are paired and grouped to paintings as person items and as partners to one another in the course of the text
  • Produced in organization with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

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Gold from the north made California, propelled it from annexed backwater to international desire, drove it Minerva-like (just as the state seal emblemizes) into full statehood without the normal progression through territorial status, obliterated the native societies of the gold fields, settled the state’s commerce and industry in the north well into the second half of the twentieth century, made San Francisco the anomalous metropolis it remains, and nearly severed California into free state and secessionist through the Civil War.

Acquiring a “Sense of Place” Where I live is where most Californians live – in a tract house on a block of more tract houses hardly distinguishable from the next and all of them extending as far as the street grid allows. My exact place on the grid is at the extreme southeast corner of Los Angeles County, but that’s mostly by accident. Although I reside in Lakewood my home might as well be almost anywhere in this most suburban of states. I’ve lived my whole life in the 957-square-foot house my parents bought in 1946 when the idea of that kind of house and that kind of neighborhood were new, and no one knew what would happen as tens of thousands of working-class husbands and wives – so young and so inexperienced – were thrown together and expected to make a fit place to live.

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