California: Land of New Beginnings

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U of Nebraska Press, 1. jan. 1987 - 480 strani
From the earliest Spanish explorations in the late 1500s through the present, California's history and growth have been both tumultuous and phenomenal. All the historical facts are here: the missions and the Indians, the struggles between the Mexicans and the Americans, the fabulous gold rushes, statehood in 185O, railroad wars, furious labor upheavals, the disastrous scandals and bankruptcies of the 1920s, and the recent gigantic tamperings with nature. David Lavender tells, with unusual clarity and grace, the story of a beautiful state's rise to giganticism. In an afterword to this Bison Book edition, he looks at California today.

 

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French's diary provides a vivid picture of what it was like to be a poor working woman in Colorado in 1890. French, recently divorced, worked as a laundress, cleaning woman, and nurse, and, regardless ... Celotno mnenje

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Prologue to Giganticism
1
A Touch of Madness
23
For Greater Glory
25
First Plantings
37
Bricks Without Straw
48
The Advent of the Americans
63
Illegal Entry
65
By Land as well as by Sea
80
The Fevers of Prosperity
227
Ride the Whirlwind
239
Still Bigger Bonanzas
257
The Transportation Trap
267
Mastering the Land
280
Boil and Bubble
295
The Sound of the Boom
313
New Brooms
329

What Do You Do with a Tame Indian?
94
The Schemers
110
Sculpturing a War
125
The Impatient Conquerors
136
Lost in a Golden Wilderness
147
It Made My Heart Thump
149
The Deluge
165
Wild Free Disorderly and Grotesque
175
A Harness for the Tiger
190
Organized Violence
202
Waters Dreadful Price
345
The Creakings of the Gravy Train
360
Double Helpings of the Same
379
The Juggernauts
397
Protest
414
Afterword
431
Bibliography
447
Index
461
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