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Competing Visions : A History of California

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9780395959640

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0395959640
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Pub. Date:
1/18/2000
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

Competing Visions: A History of California uses the stories of the people of California to create a chronological narrative from the geological formation of its landscape to the watershed 2003 recall election. In 13 concise chapters, Competing Visions incorporates the social, environmental, political, cultural, and economic diversity of the state into a coherent chronological narrative. Each chapter begins with a brief biography of a person who reflects the major issues and trends of that era and all of the people who have shaped California are given a voice through three themes woven into the text. California within a regional, national, and international context. California's location, geography, and environment have internally shaped its history while simultaneously inviting unique outside influences beginning with the complex trade networks of its first peoples to its current role in the Pacific Rim economy. California's cultural richness and diversity. From the first human civilizations in California, it has been a land filled with a range of cultures, languages, and traditions. The variety of groups that have shaped California history are all given voices in this text, and the influences Asian-Americans, Mexican-Americans, African-Americans, Native Americans, and women are reflected as agents of change. Competing visions of California. California history has been marked by epic struggles over the geographic and political, landscape. The text uses these competing visions to illustrate how the "California Dream" has meant something unique to all those who have pursued it. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Preface xii
California's Origins: The Land and the People, Before Spanish Settlement
1(28)
Diversity: Origins of California and Its Native Peoples
3(6)
Cycles of Life: The Food Quest, Spirituality, and Rituals
9(9)
The Food Quest
9(4)
Spirituality
13(2)
Rituals
15(3)
A Closer Look: Six Regional Peoples
18(7)
The Gabrielino/Tongva
18(2)
The Chumash
20(1)
The Costanoans
21(2)
The Miwoks and Yokuts
23(1)
The Shastans
24(1)
Significance: The Importance of California Natives and Other North American Native Peoples in Non-Indian History
25(2)
Summary
27(2)
The Spanish Colonization of California, 1769--1821
29(32)
The Spanish Conquest and Empire
32(6)
Spain's Exploration of the Californias
33(2)
Early Maritime Exploration and Encounters
35(2)
The First California Colony
37(1)
Demographic and Ethnic Growth of California
38(9)
The Missions
40(3)
Neophyte Resistance
43(2)
Evaluation of the California Missions
45(2)
Establishing Presidios and Pueblos
47(3)
Gender Relations in Spanish California
50(3)
Spanish Californian Culture
52(1)
Political Developments in Spanish California
53(5)
The Wars of Independence in New Spain
55(1)
Foreign Interest in Spanish California
56(2)
The Importance of the Spanish Era in California
58(3)
Mexican California, 1821--1846
61(31)
A New Political Order
64(11)
Early Self-Government: Sola and Arguello
64(1)
The Governorship of Jose Maria Echeandia
65(1)
Rebellion Against Centralism: Governor Victoria
66(3)
Secularization of the Missions: Jose Figueroa
69(1)
Rebellion, Revolution, and Home Rule
70(3)
Micheltorena and the Catesby Jones Affair
73(2)
The Rise of the Ranchos
75(3)
Environmental Changes
77(1)
Social Relations in Mexican California
78(11)
The Growth of Town Governments
78(1)
Californianas: Mexican Californian Women
79(3)
Mexican-Indian Relations
82(1)
Immigrants and Foreigners
83(6)
California and the World
89(1)
Summary
90(2)
War, Conquest, and Gold: The American Era Begins, 1845--1855
92(32)
The War Between the United States and Mexico
95(10)
Manifest Destiny
96(1)
Fremont and the Bear Flaggers
97(2)
Occupation and Resistance
99(3)
California Indians and the War
102(1)
Peace
103(1)
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
104(1)
The Divided Mind of the Californios
105(1)
The Gold Rush
105(13)
Gold! The Discovery of 1848
106(2)
The Argonauts
108(5)
Camp Life
113(2)
Nativism and Racism
115(2)
The Legendary Life of Joaquin Murrieta
117(1)
California Transformed
118(4)
Conquest of the Californios
118(1)
Conquest of the Indians
118(1)
Economic Transformation
119(1)
The Golden State
119(3)
A New Direction
122(2)
California and the Crisis of the Union, 1850--1870
124(35)
Crisis and Conflict in the 1850s
127(9)
The Compromise of 1850
127(1)
San Francisco's Crisis of Political Legitimacy: Vigilantism in the 1850s
128(3)
Violence and Displacement: California Indians in the 1850s
131(2)
The Politics of Land and Culture
133(3)
Californians and the Crisis of the Union
136(6)
Fighting Slavery in California
136(2)
Sectional Issues and California Politics
138(2)
California and Civil War
140(2)
Reconstruction and New Understandings of Citizenship
142(1)
Economic Growth in a Time of National Crisis
142(7)
The Transformation of Mining
142(2)
Economic Diversification
144(1)
Transportation
145(1)
Tying Together the Union with Iron
146(3)
New Social and Cultural Patterns
149(7)
Gender Roles and New Social Institutions
149(3)
The Growth of Religious Toleration
152(2)
Writing the Gold Rush
154(2)
Summary
156(3)
California in the Gilded Age, 1870--1900
159(35)
The Economic Transformation of California and the West
162(12)
Railroad Expansion
162(3)
Mining and Finance
165(2)
Agriculture
167(2)
Water
169(1)
Rise of Organized Labor
170(2)
San Francisco: Metropolis of the West
172(2)
New Social Patterns
174(8)
Education
174(1)
Changing Gender Roles
175(2)
California Indians
177(1)
Changing Patterns of Ethnicity
178(4)
Politics
182(7)
Political Discontent in the 1870s
183(1)
The Second Constitutional Convention, 1878
184(1)
Politics in the 1880s
185(2)
Political Realignment in the 1890s
187(2)
California and the World: War with Spain and Acquisition of the Philippines
189(1)
Cultural Expression
189(2)
Summary
191(3)
California in the Progressive Era, 1895--1920
194(37)
The Origins of California Progressivism
197(6)
The Many Shapes of Progressivism
197(1)
Municipal Reform: Los Angeles
198(1)
Municipal Reform: San Francisco
199(1)
Organized Labor in the Progressive Era
200(2)
Efforts to Reform State Government Before 1910
202(1)
Social and Economic Change in the Progressive Era
203(12)
Immigration and Ethnic Relations
204(4)
Economic Changes
208(2)
Earthquake and Fire in 1906
210(2)
Water Wars
212(3)
California in the World Economy
215(1)
California Progressivism, 1910--1920
215(8)
Hiram Johnson and the Victory of the Progressives, 1910--1911
216(1)
California Progressives and the Presidential Election of 1912
217(1)
Radicals in a Progressive Era
218(3)
A Second Flood of Reform, 1913
221(2)
The Progressive Tide Recedes, 1914--1920
223(1)
Californians in a World of Revolutions and War
223(4)
Californians and the Mexican Revolution
224(1)
War in Europe and Conflict at Home
224(1)
Californians Go to War
225(1)
Peace and the Backwash of War
226(1)
The Meaning of Progressivism for Californians
227(1)
Summary
228(3)
California Between the Wars, 1919--1941
231(35)
The Rise of Los Angeles: Twentieth-Century Metropolis
235(3)
The Economic Basis for Growth
235(2)
The Automobile and the Growth of Southern California
237(1)
Prosperity Decade: The 1920s
238(9)
Politics in a Time of Prosperity
239(2)
New Economic Patterns
241(2)
New Social Patterns
243(2)
Cultural Expression
245(2)
Depression Decade: The 1930s
247(15)
Impact of the Great Depression
248(3)
Labor Conflict
251(3)
Federal Politics: The Impact of the New Deal
254(2)
State Politics: The Rise of the Democrats
256(3)
Cultural Expression During the Depression Decade
259(2)
California on the Eve of War
261(1)
Summary
262(4)
World War II and the Great Transformation
266(35)
Economic Expansion
269(5)
Overview of the War's Economic Impact
269(1)
The Aircraft Industry
270(1)
Shipbuilding
271(1)
Agriculture
272(1)
Other Industry
273(1)
Japanese Relocation and Internment
274(7)
The Unfolding Tragedy
274(3)
Relocation and Internment
277(4)
Population Growth and Diversity
281(12)
Black Migration
283(3)
New Challenges and Opportunities
286(5)
Shifting Gender Relations
291(2)
Daily Life and Culture
293(3)
Wartime Challenges
293(1)
Entertainment
294(2)
Political Transformation
296(3)
Change from the Grassroots
296(1)
Change at the Top
297(2)
Summary
299(2)
Postwar California: Prosperity and Discontent in the Golden State
301(36)
Unbridled Growth
304(10)
Industrial Growth and Organized Labor
304(3)
Education
307(1)
Population and Suburban Growth
308(2)
Transportation, Energy, Water Resources, and Environmental Pollution
310(4)
Postwar Politics
314(9)
California's Red Scare
315(3)
Warren and Knight
318(1)
Edmund G. Brown
319(3)
Liberalism at the Municipal Level
322(1)
Social and Cultural Dissent
323(12)
Diversity and Inequality
324(7)
Student Activism
331(2)
Cultural Developments
333(2)
Summary
335(2)
Contested Visions: Activism and Politics, 1964--1970
337(36)
Seeds of Change
341(16)
From Civil Rights to Civil Unrest
341(4)
Black Power
345(4)
Justice in the Fields
349(3)
The Antiwar Movement and the Counterculture
352(5)
The Movement Expands
357(10)
The Chicano Movement
357(4)
Taking the Rock
361(2)
Change and Activism Along the Pacific Rim
363(2)
Emerging Feminist and Gay Rights Movements
365(2)
Politics in the Age of Dissent
367(4)
The Decline of Liberalism
367(1)
Reagan as Governor
368(3)
Summary
371(2)
Era of Limits
373(36)
The Legacy of the Sixties
377(14)
Feminism, Disability Rights, and Gay Pride
377(6)
Multiethnic Politics, Economies, and Culture
383(8)
Economic Changes and Environmental Constraints
391(10)
The Economy
391(3)
Environmental Activism and Constraints
394(7)
Politics in the Era of Limits
401(6)
Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
401(3)
Deukmejian
404(3)
Summary
407(2)
California Enters the New Millennium
409(40)
A New Kind of California
412(7)
The Los Angeles Riots and the O.J. Simpson Trial
412(2)
The Rise of Latino California
414(3)
Changing Ethnic Demographics
417(2)
The Economy
419(8)
From Recession to Boom
419(2)
An Economy for the New Millennium?
421(3)
Going Global
424(1)
A Redistribution of Income?
425(2)
The Challenges of Growth
427(5)
Education
427(2)
Health Care and Housing
429(2)
Transportation and Energy
431(1)
California and September 11, 2001
432(1)
Politics in the New California
432(8)
Government by Initiative
433(3)
The Politics of the Center I: The Governorship of Peter Wilson
436(1)
The Politics of the Center II: The Governorship of Gray Davis
437(2)
The Politics of the Center III: The Governorship of Arnold Schwarzenegger
439(1)
Religion, Culture, and the Arts
440(5)
Spirituality in the Midst of Materialism
441(1)
Fitness, Health, and Entertainment
442(1)
Cultural Expression
443(2)
The California Dream in the Twenty-First Century
445(1)
Summary
446(3)
Governors of California: 1767 to Present 449(2)
Glossary of Spanish Terms 451(1)
Photo Credits 452
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