California: An Interpretive History

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McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 1978 - California - 501 pages

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The late Walton Bean was, for more than 35 years, a member of the University of California, Berkeley, faculty, where he taught undergraduate courses in California history and graduate courses in California and twentieth-century United States history. His highly acclaimed book, Boss Ruef's San Francisco, won the Commonwealth Club of California's gold medal and the annual prize of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. Dr. Bean also served as Asia Foundation Professor of American History at the University of Karachi from 1956 to 1958. He received his A.B. and M.A. from the University of Southern California and was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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