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History : United States - State & Local - West


Converting California: Indians And Franciscans In The Missions - James A. Sandos

This book is a compelling and balanced history of the California missions and their impact on the Indians they tried to convert. Focusing primarily on the religious conflict between the two groups, it sheds new light on the tensions, accomplishmen......

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Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad And The Development Of The American West, 1850-1930 - Richard J. Orsi

The only major U.S. railroad to be operated by westerners and the only railroad built from west to east, the Southern Pacific acquired a unique history and character. It also acquired a reputation, especially in California, as a railroad that peop......

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William Mulholland And The Rise Of Los Angeles - Catherine Mulholland

William Mulholland presided over the creation of a water system that forever changed the course of southern California's history. Mulholland, a self-taught engineer, was the chief architect of the Owens Valley Aqueduct-a project ranking in magnitu......

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Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise Of Los Angeles And The Remaking Of Its Mexican Past - William F. Deverell

Chronicling the rise of Los Angeles through shifting ideas of race and ethnicity, William Deverell offers a unique perspective on how the city grew and changed. Whitewashed Adobe considers six different developments in the history of the city-incl......

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The Culture Broker: Franklin D. Murphy And The Transformation Of Los Angeles - Margaret Leslie Davis

Franklin Murphy? It's not a name that is widely known; even during his lifetime the public knew little of him. But for nearly thirty years, Murphy was the dominant figure in the cultural development of Los Angeles. Behind the scenes, Murphy used h......

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"¡mi Raza Primero!" (my People First!): Nationalism, Identity, And Insurgency In The Chicano Movement In Los Angeles, 1966-1978 - Ernesto Chávez

ˇMi Raza Primero! is the first book to examine the Chicano movement's development in one locale-in this case Los Angeles, home of the largest population of people of Mexican descent outside of Mexico City. Ernesto Chávez focuses on four organizati......

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American Workers, Colonial Power: Philippine Seattle And The Transpacific West, 1919-1941 - Dorothy B. Fujita Rony

Historically, Filipina/o Americans have been one of the oldest and largest Asian American groups in the United States. In this pathbreaking work of historical scholarship, Dorothy B. Fujita-Rony traces the evolution of Seattle as a major site for ......

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L.a. City Limits: African American Los Angeles From The Great Depression To The Present - Josh Sides

In 1964 an Urban League survey ranked Los Angeles as the most desirable city for African Americans to live in. In 1965 the city burst into flames during one of the worst race riots in the nation's history. How the city came to such a pass-embodyin......

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Doctor Mom Chung Of The Fair-haired Bastards: The Life Of A Wartime Celebrity - Judy Tzu-chun Wu

During World War II, Mom Chung's was the place to be in San Francisco. Soldiers, movie stars, and politicians gathered at her home to socialize, to show their dedication to the Allied cause, and to express their affection for Dr. Margaret Chung (1......

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Fit To Be Citizens?: Public Health And Race In Los Angeles, 1879-1939 - Natalia Molina

Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Fit to Be Citizens? demonstrates how both science and public health shaped the meaning of race in the early twentieth century. Through a careful examination of the experiences of Mexican, Japanese, ......

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Weimar On The Pacific: German Exile Culture In Los Angeles And The Crisis Of Modernism - Ehrhard Bahr

In the 1930s and 40s, Los Angeles became an unlikely cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectuals-including Thomas Mann, Theodore W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, and Arnold Schoenberg-who had fled Nazi Ge......

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Berkeley: A City In History - Charles M. Wollenberg

The Railroad Age, The Depression, World War II, The Atomic Age, The Sixties-these periods shaped and were in turn shaped by Berkeley, California-a city that has had a remarkable influence given its modest size. This concise book, the only up-to-da......

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San Francisco During The Eventful Days Of April: 1906 - James B. Stetson

The work chronicles the personal memories of Stetson during the fatal days of the earthquake in San Francisco. He has recorded the fright and the terrible pains of those days. He has also dwelled upon the tragedy and destruction brought about this......

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