9780870623165

John Bidwell and California : The Life and Writings of a Pioneer, 1841-1900

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    9780870623165

  • ISBN10:

    0870623168

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-03-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 13(4)
Introduction: John Bidwell and the Historians 17(10)
Prologue: John Bidwell, 1819-1841 27(4)
1 First Emigrants on the California Trail 31(42)
Recollections of the California Trail
41(32)
2 Mexican California and the American Conquest, 1841-1848 73(42)
Remarks on Mexican California, the Bear Flag Revolt, and the Mexican War
81(34)
3 Bidwell and California Gold 115(14)
Remarks on the Gold Rush and Gold Mining
119(10)
4 Rancho Chico and the Development of California Agriculture 129(56)
Bidwell on California Agriculture
151(4)
Growing and Marketing "Bonanza Wheat"
155(7)
Specialty Crops and Diversification
162(4)
Mechanization
166(4)
Livestock and Dairy Production
170(3)
Irrigation and Reclamation
173(4)
Promoting Scientific Agriculture
177(1)
Fences and Fence Laws
178(2)
Financial Hazards of Farming
180(5)
5 A Career in California Politics 185(64)
Bidwell on His Political Beliefs and Career
205(44)
6 Bidwell and the California Indians 249(62)
Remarks on the California Indians
283(28)
7. Bidwell and the California Chinese 311(32)
Bidwell's Remarks on the Chinese
332(11)
A Bidwell Bibliography 343(15)
Index 358

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