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Major Problems in California History

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9780669275889

ISBN10:
0669275883
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Pub. Date:
9/9/1996
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

This volume compiles carefully selected documents and essays to illuminate the most important controversies in the history of California from the precontact period to the present.

Table of Contents

The Significance of California History
1(28)
Essays
The Place Called California
2(8)
James D. Houston
California as ``The Great Exception''
10(5)
Carey McWilliams
The Shaping of California History
15(12)
James N. Gregory
Further Reading
27(2)
The First Californians
29(28)
Documents
The Three Worlds of the Chumash
31(1)
Map of Tribal Territories
32(1)
Indian Material Culture
33(6)
Pablo Tac Approves of His Tribe's Conversion, 1835
39(2)
Father Geronimo Boscana Describes the San Juan Capistrano Indians, 1832
41(4)
A Sacramento Union Editorial Ponders the Indians' Fate, 1855
45(1)
Essays
California Indians as Capable Resource Managers
46(5)
Arthur F. McEvoy
Indian and Hispanic Family Patterns Compared
51(4)
Albert L. Hurtado
Further Reading
55(2)
The Spanish Impact on the Indians, 1769-1821
57(27)
Documents
Father Luis Jayme Criticizes the Behavior of Spanish Soldiers, 1772
59(1)
Father Junipero Serra Reports the Destruction of the San Diego Mission, 1775
60(2)
Captain Alejandro Malaspina Praises the Beneficial Impact of Spanish Missions, 1792
62(1)
Lorenzo Asisara Narrates the Assassination of a Priest Indians, 1812
63(7)
Santa Cruz
Essays
Cultural Perspectives on Death and Whipping in the Missions
70(5)
Francis F. Guest
Spanish Violence Against Amerindian Women
75(7)
Antonia I. Castaneda
Further Reading
82(2)
Maxican California: A Study in Contrasts
84(26)
Documents
A Mexican Commission Urges the Secularization of the California Missions, 1833
86(2)
Angustias de la Guerra Ord Defends the Virtue of Mission Priests, 1878
88(3)
Criticizes the Mexicans in California, 1834
91(2)
Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Guadalupe Vallejo Reminisces About the Ranchero Period
93(2)
William Robert Garner Promotes the American Annexation of California, 1847
95(1)
Selected Articles from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848
96(2)
Essays
Mixcan California as ``Lotos-Land''
98(4)
Hubert Howe Bancroft
The Making of Mexican Culture in Frontier California
102(7)
Douglas Monroy
Further Reading
109(1)
Conflicts over Land in a New State, 1850s--1870s
110(26)
Documents
E. Gould Buffum Exults in Gold's Discovery, 1850
112(2)
Louisa Clapp Pokes Fun at Her Experience as a Gold ``Mineress,'' 1851
114(1)
J. D. Borthwick Observes Chinese Gold Miners, 1851
115(1)
John F. Morse Supports Traditional Agrarian Values, 1865
116(2)
Henry George Censures Land Monopoly, 1871
118(2)
Essays
Women in the Gold Rush
120(7)
JoAnn Levy
Early California Land Policy Defended
127(3)
Paul Wallace Gates
Land and the Conflict of Legal Cultures
130(4)
Douglas Monroy
Further Reading
134(2)
Disputes over Water, 1880s--1910s
136(26)
Documents
Lux v. Haggin Establishes the ``California Doctrine,'' 1886
138(2)
The Wright Act Asserts Community Water Rights, 1887, 1889
140(1)
Congress Acts: Selections from the Reclamation Act of 1902
141(2)
John Muir Admires the Hetch Hetchy Valley, 1908
143(2)
Robert Underwood Johnson Decries Paying Too High a Price for Water, 1909
145(3)
Essays
The Capitalist Control of Water Use
148(6)
Donald Worster
American Political Culture and Water Use
154(6)
Norris Hundley, Jr.
Further Reading
160(2)
Big Business and Urban Labor, 1860s--1930s
162(32)
Documents
Henry George Expresses Skepticism About Railroads, 1868
164(2)
Leland Stanford Extols the Public Benefits of Railroad Construction, 1887
166(1)
Collis P. Huntington Shows Contempt for Congress, 1887
167(1)
Frank Norris Excoriates the Railroad as ``The Octopus,'' 1901
168(3)
Denis Kearney Organizes the Workingmen's Party of California, 1877
171(1)
Henryk Sienkiewicz Appraises Chinese Labor in California, 1880
172(2)
The American Federation of Labor Opposes Chinese Immigration, 1902
174(2)
Essays
The Rise of the Labor Movement in California
176(6)
Michael Kazin
The Southern Pacific Railroad Survives the Pullman Strike of 1894
182(10)
William Deverell
Further Reading
192(2)
California Progressives: The Ambiguities of Political and Moral Reform
194(33)
Documents
Franklin Hichborn Praises Reform Hiram W. Johnson, 1911
197(2)
John Randolph Haynes Advocates Direct Legislation, 1911
199(3)
Chester H. Rowell Analyzes the Problem of Japanese Immigration in California, 1914
202(1)
Carrie Chapman Catt Argues That Home and Government Are Related, 1907
203(1)
Katherine Philips Edson Boasts of Women's Influence on State Legislation, 1913
204(2)
Mary S. Gibson Explains Why Progressive Women Should Uplift Immigrant Women, 1914
206(3)
Essays
Progressive Efforts to Banish Vice
209(8)
Gerald Woods
Women Progressives and Immigrant Women
217(8)
Gayle Gullett
Further Reading
225(2)
Hollywood and the California Dream, 1910s--1930s
227(37)
Documents
Cecil B. de Mille Reveals How He Creates Special Effects, 1927
229(3)
A. H. Giannini Explains Why He Decided to Finance the Film Industry, 1926
232(2)
Harmon B. Stephens Exposes How Films Lower Moral Standards, 1926
234(3)
Ruth Suckow Analyzes the Appeal of Hollywood Gods and Goddesses, 1936
237(4)
Nathanael West Satirizes Hollywood Move Sets, 1939
241(4)
Essays
Hollywood and the California Dream
245(8)
Lary May
Hollywood Joins the Moral Crusade, 1910-1930
253(9)
Leslie Fishbein
Further Reading
262(2)
Farmworker Struggles in the 1930s
264(34)
Documents
The California Department of Industrial Relations Evaluates Agricultural Labor Contracts, 1930
266(2)
Carlos Bulosan Describes the Harsh Existence of Filipino Migrant Farmworkers
268(1)
John Steinbeck Portrays Social Pressures in Rural California, 1939
269(3)
James Rorty Reports on Conditions in the Imperial Valley, 1935
272(2)
Grower Frank Stokes Defends Mexican Farmworkers' Efforts to Organize, 1936
274(3)
Ralph H. Taylor Rallies California's Growers to Protect Their Interests, 1938
277(3)
Essays
Communist Organizers in the Imperial Valley
280(8)
Cletus E. Daniel
Mexicano Farmworkers on Strike
288(8)
Devra Anne Weber
Further Reading
296(2)
The Impact of World War II on California's Economy
298(27)
Documents
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports on California's Airframe Industry, 1945
300(2)
Kaiser Shipyard Workers Fight on the Home Front, 1943
302(1)
Marye Stumph Recalls Her Work Experiences in an Aircraft Factory
303(2)
Industrial Leaders Assess the West's Postwar Economic Prospects, 1946
305(4)
Essays
World War II Transforms California's Economy
309(7)
Gerald D. Nash
An Economic Historian Challenges the Nash Thesis
316(8)
Paul Rhode
Further Reading
324(1)
The Changing Lives of Women and Minorities, 1940s--1950s
325(36)
Documents
Charles Kikuchi Observes Life in an American Concentration Camp, 1942
327(2)
Two Poems About the Camps, ``Barracks Home'' and ``Mud''
329(1)
Fanny Christina Hill Fights Discrimination Against Black Workers in the Aircraft Industry
329(3)
Willard Waller Announces the Postwar Battle of the Sexes, 1945
332(4)
Essays
The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
336(9)
Sucheng Chan
Changes in the Status of African American Workers in the 1940s and 1950s
345(9)
Albert S. Broussard
Women's Wartime and Postwar Experiences
354(4)
Joan M. Jensen
Gloria Ricci Lothrop
Further Reading
358(3)
Politics and Protest, 1960s--1970s
361(30)
Documents
Mario Savio Defends the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, 1965
363(3)
Ronald Reagan Denounces the Morality Gap at Berkeley, 1966
366(2)
Bobby Seale Explains What the Black Panther party Stands For, 1968
368(1)
Manifesto of the Chicano Student Conference, 1969'
369(1)
Declaration of the Asian American Political Alliance, 1969
370(1)
Indians of All Tribes Occupy Alcatraz Island, 1969
370(3)
Why Secretaries in Academia Are Fed Up, 1971
373(2)
Essays
Berkeley in the 1960s
375(9)
W. J. Rorabaugh
Ronald Reagan As Governor
384(5)
Lou Cannon
Further Reading
389(2)
The Rise of Information Capitalism
391(30)
Documents
California Computer Companies, 1989
393(1)
Art Garcia Describes California's New Economic Frontier, 1984
394(2)
Donald Woutat Ponders the Resignation of Steven Jobs from Apple Computer, 1985
396(1)
Faith Alchorn Ties Information Technology to Political Campaigns, 1988
397(1)
Duane Spilsbury Reports on Telecommuting, 1989
398(3)
Essays
The Origins and Business Culture of Silicon Valley
401(4)
AnnaLee Saxenian
Women, Families, and Work in the Information Industry
405(7)
Judith Stacy
Globalization and the Politics of Locality in Orange County
412(7)
Spencer C. Olin
Further Reading
419(2)
The Environment and the Quality of Life Since 1960
421(31)
Documents
Samuel E. Wood and Alfred Heller Oppose Urban Sprawl, 1961
423(2)
Frank M. Stead Assesses California Water Pollution, 1968
425(3)
Richard Reinhardt Looks at Air Pollution Problems, 1982
428(1)
A Government Commission Discusses the Dangers of Pesticides, 1988
429(2)
Carl Anthony Outlines Why African Americans Should Be Environmentalists, 1990
431(1)
Ronald Bailey Denounces the ``Eco-Scam,'' 1993
432(3)
Essays
California's Threatened Environment
435(5)
Tim Palmer
Natural Ways to Reduce Urban Air Pollution
440(6)
Dixie Lee Ray
Environmental Racism and Justice
446(4)
Robert D. Bullard
Further Reading
450(2)
Racial and Class Tensions, 1960s--1990s
452(3)
Documents
The McCone Commission Analyzes the Watts Riot, 1965
455(3)
David Rieff Sees Los Angeles as the Capital of the Third World, 1991
458(2)
Mwatabu S. Okantah Protests the Beating of Rodney King, 1993
460(2)
Armando Navarro Offers a Latino Perspective on the 1992 Civil Disorders, 1993
462(2)
Eui-Young Yu Offers a Korean American Perspective on the Los Angeles Civil Disorders, 1992
464(2)
Patrick J. Buchanan Condemns the ``Barbarism'' of the Mob, 1992
466(1)
John Bryant Encourages Corporate America to Invest in Minority Communities, 1995
467(2)
Lynell George and David Ferrell Analyze the Staggering Racial Complexity of Los Angeles, 1995
469(3)
George Regas Advocates a Shared Moral Vision, 1995
472(2)
Essays
The Causes of the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Disorders
474(8)
Melvin L. Oliver
James H. Johnson, Jr.
Walter C. Farrell, Jr.
Perceptions Across the Racial Divide
482(6)
Sumi K. Cho
Further Reading
488(2)
Document Sources
490


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