Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915

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Oxford University Press, USA, Dec 4, 1986 - Fiction - 494 pages
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Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks to discover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of the country.
 

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This is a book I found fascinating even though it seemed to drag on forever. I worked on it for over two weeks. I'm a native Californian and this book taught me many new things. The content would have ... Read full review

Contents

Prophetic Patterns 17861850
3
Beyond Eldorado
49
City on a Hill
69
A Rapid Monstrous Maturity
110
Because I am a Californian The Loyalties of Josiah Royce
142
Sport Mountaineering and Life on the Land
172
The Sonoma Finale of Jack London Rancher
210
Bohemian Shores
239
Life among the Best and Truest David Starr Jordan and the Founding of Stanford University
307
Gertrude Atherton Daughter of the Elite
345
An American Mediterranean
365
Americans and the California Dream
415
Notes
445
Further Sources
460
Index
480
Copyright

The City Beautiful and the San Francisco Fair
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Kevin Starr is at University of San Francisco.

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